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Der Diener - The Servant

Project information

Talent Aletta von Vietinghoff
Role of participant 4
Director Gerd Schneider
Status finished

Production details

Running time 14 min
Genre Drama
Year of production 2012
Country of Production Germany
Production Company
av medien penrose GmbH
Website http://www.avmedien.com/de/projekt/++/pid/12/

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The catholic priest Rainer Gotthardt has to fulfill a difficult task: he is to offer Sarah Urban and her son Thomas money for their silence. Thomas has been abused by a priest. Full of doubt Gotthard approaches Cardinal Schoeller, however he tells him to move on, for the benefit of the church. Gotthardt therefore visits Sarah Urban and gets the signature of the overburdened, single mother. The situation escalates when Thomas attacks the priest.
Gotthardt then falls into severe pangs of conscience, which is why he finally destroys the signed agreement. At the same time, Thomas takes revenge on the church and ignites in his parish church a precious side altar...

Participation in international festivals / awards

Max Ophüls Festival 2013
Wendland Shorts Film Festival 2013
Broadcast: Kurzschluss, Arte 2013