© Fréderic Batier

Welcome to the Honeckers (Willkommen bei den Honeckers)

Comedy, 90 Min, first run 10/3/2017, ARD

The comedy tells the true story of a young waiter, who wants to become a journalist shortly after the “Wende”. Although he has neither high school diploma nor contacts he promises brazenly the story in which all newspapers and magazines desperately bite his teeth: the last interview with the overthrown GDR head of state Erich Honecker! In order to gain his trust, Johann Rummel pretends to be an avid young communist and begins an adventure that finally leads him to distant Chile. A journey that is not without danger.

Martin Brambach, Cornelia Gröschel, Max Mauff, Godehard Giese, Mišel Matičević, Uwe Preuss, Thomas Thieme, Suzanne von Borsody, Daniel Krauss, Inka Friedrich, Bernd Stegemann, Ole Eisfeld

Producer: Christian Rohde
Written by: Matthias Pacht
Directed by: Philip Leinemann
DOP: Christian Stangassinger
Music: Sebastian Fillenberg