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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 03/2019

Filmmaker Benjamin Martins spent two years studying the life of the Christian writer Jochen Klepper. Using Klepper's extensive diary entries, Martins prepared a film that casts light on a dark chapter in German history. Beginning with the last encounter between Klepper and SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann, the film focuses on Klepper's last hours spent together with his Jewish wife Johanna and stepdaughter Renate. On December 10th 1942, Eichmann rejected their applications to emigrate. The same night, the Kleppers took their own lives. The family's last conversations are sensitively interwoven with Klepper's various diary entries. Many of the dialogues are based in part on Klepper's writings and still remain relevant today.
Genre Drama, History
Category Feature
Director Benjamin Martins
Screenplay Benjamin Martins
Cast Christoph M. Kaiser, Beate Krist, Sarah Palarczyk, Boris Becker, Klaus Rodewald
Producers Floriana Maiello, Benjamin Martins
Production Company Herbsthund Filme
Shooting Dates July-August 2019
German Distributor MissingFILMS

Herbsthund Filme