7 BROTHERS  a film by sebastian winkels     “if you are looking for the truth, you must ask seven brothers.” chinese proverb  seven brothers (born between 1929 and 1945) come to a neutral space to individually tell their family’s story from mülheim. seven different paths in life attest to a rarely heard generation whose childhood ended or just began with the “stunde null“ in 1945. an intimate mosaic between the brothers emerges forming a type of family universe mirroring german history in an unusual way. a documentary experiment! storytelling at its best.      screenplay and director:  sebastian winkels  director of photography:  isabelle casez  editor:  valérie smith  sound and sound mixer:  frank kruse  lighting:  wolf wachner  production design:  atelier niesler  make-up:  katrin stephan  hd equipment:  kopptechnik  hd post production:  elektrofilm, digital images  editor zdf:  lucas schmidt  producers:  susann schimk, jörg trentmann     documentary, 86 min., hd/35mm, colour, dolby sr, 1:1,85, 25fps     credo:film in co-production with zdf “das kleine fernsehspiel“ and the hff “konrad wolf“      distribution company:   piffl medien       awards:  newcomer award awarded by the defa foundation (2003) for sebastian winkels, 14th kinofest luenen, germany (2003): winner of the lüdia 2003 – audience award, winner of the documentary film award ludwigsburg, germany (2005) , robert geisendoerfer award, germany (2005): media award of the protestant church       purchase a dvd       © 2003 credo:film gmbh/ zdf “das kleine fernsehspiel“/ hff “konrad wolf“

7 BROTHERS
a film by sebastian winkels

 

“if you are looking for the truth, you must ask seven brothers.” chinese proverb

seven brothers (born between 1929 and 1945) come to a neutral space to individually tell their family’s story from mülheim. seven different paths in life attest to a rarely heard generation whose childhood ended or just began with the “stunde null“ in 1945.
an intimate mosaic between the brothers emerges forming a type of family universe mirroring german history in an unusual way. a documentary experiment! storytelling at its best.

 

screenplay and director: sebastian winkels
director of photography: isabelle casez
editor: valérie smith
sound and sound mixer: frank kruse
lighting: wolf wachner
production design: atelier niesler
make-up: katrin stephan
hd equipment: kopptechnik
hd post production: elektrofilm, digital images
editor zdf: lucas schmidt
producers: susann schimk, jörg trentmann

 

documentary, 86 min., hd/35mm, colour, dolby sr, 1:1,85, 25fps

 

credo:film in co-production with zdf “das kleine fernsehspiel“ and the hff “konrad wolf“

 

distribution company: piffl medien

 

awards: newcomer award awarded by the defa foundation (2003) for sebastian winkels, 14th kinofest luenen, germany (2003): winner of the lüdia 2003 – audience award, winner of the documentary film award ludwigsburg, germany (2005) , robert geisendoerfer award, germany (2005): media award of the protestant church

 

purchase a dvd

 

© 2003 credo:film gmbh/ zdf “das kleine fernsehspiel“/ hff “konrad wolf“