Dear Brother

a film by Julia Horn

Dear Brother

Germany | 2019 | 106:00 min

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Markus Becker is hit by a car and falls into a coma. The doctors don't believe the 45-year-old will survive the next five to ten days and his father begins making funeral arrangements. Markus' brother Michael refuses to accept this fate. With an unwavering perseverance, creative ideas and humour, Michael manages to get his brother out of the vegetative state. For ten years filmmaker Julia Horn accompanied the two brothers with sensitivity and persistence and was also there do document the moment, when Michael almost loses his own life due to exhaustion. Dear Brother is a love story, a film about what we are willing to do for love and a film about our idea of what it means to be human.

LOLA@Berlinale — Shortlisted for DEUTSCHER FILMPREIS DOKUMENTARFILM [German FilmAward]
nominated Deutscher Dokumentarfilmpreis — German Documentary Award

26 Hot Docs Toronto
34 DOK.fest Munich
FF Cologne
Kinofest Lünen
Gimme Some Truth Documentary Festival Winnipeg
DokKa - Dokumentarfilmfestival Karlsruhe
Cast and Crew
  • Director Julia Horn
  • Producer Erik Winker, Martin Roelly
  • Director of Photography Timm Lange
  • Editor Alexandra Karaoulis, Johannes Hiroshi Nakajima
  • Sound Filipp Forberg, Michael Arens, Michael Ciesla
  • Score Jörg Follert
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Antwerpener Str. 14, 50672 Köln

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