From the Sideline

a film by Simon Brückner

From the Sideline

Germany | 2015 | 112:00 min

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The psychologist Peter Brückner has been a lot of things in his life: a 'half-Jew' and a runaway, an underground activist and a Wehrmacht soldier, a communist with party-ban, a father and a family refugee, a democrat and an enemy of the constitution, last but not least the first tenured university professor banned from teaching. He died in 1982 hailed by the protest generation of 1968 as their beloved scholar. His heritage includes the headstrong social psychology of liberation. At the time of his death, his youngest son Simon was four years old. Thirty years later, Simon, now a filmmaker, embarks on a journey to get to know his father and he discovers a personality with multiple secrets.
awarded with Viktor DOK.deutsch - DOK.fest Munich
Montreal, Lünen, Kassel
Cast and Crew
  • Director Simon Brückner
  • Producer Susann Schimk, Jörg Trentmann
  • Director of Photography Isabelle Casez
  • Editor Sebastian Winkels
  • Sound Raimund von Scheibner
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credo:film GmbH
Schiffbauerdamm 13, 10117 Berlin

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