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BEYOND PUNISHMENT

BEYOND PUNISHMENT
photo © Mathias Bothor

Freedom is what you do with what has been done to you.

Three different countries and one case of deadly violence each. Three men who have killed and three families who have lost a beloved one. In our standard idea of guilt and punishment this means three who get punished and three who are meant to forget. No way to imagine the two sides will ever get closer. The film tells three times the impossible story: To meet your enemy, in thoughts, in messages, in real life. In Norway, in the US, in Germany. A film that changes our idea of guilt and punishment.


Hubertus Siegert is active as a producer, writer and director. In addition to numerous short films, his films include: the documentaries BERLIN BABYLON (2001), KLASSENLEBEN (2004), 24 H BERLIN (2009), 24 H JERUSALEM (2013), and BEYOND PUNISHMENT (2015).
Genre Society, Drama
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2015
Director Hubertus Siegert
Screenplay Hubertus Siegert
Cinematography Marcus Winterbauer, Börres Weiffenbach, Jenny Lou Ziegel
Producer Hubertus Siegert
Production Company S.U.M.O. Film/Berlin, in co-production with ZDF, 3sat/Mainz, DOCDAYS Productions/Berlin
Length 98 min
Format color
Original Version
 English, German
Festivals Max Ophüls Festival Saarbrücken 2015, Berlinale 2015, DOK.fest Munich 2015
Awards Best Documentary Saarbrücken 2015
With backing from German Federal Film Board, BKM, HessenFilm und Medien, German Federal Film Fund, BMJ, DEFA Foundation, MEDIA Development
German Distributor Piffl Medien/Berlin

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