GER 1968, 87min
A strange case keeps the police and the inhabitants of a small town busy. A little girl has disappeared. There are suspects, innocents, a murderer and a web of lies.
For the parents to attend a company party with the neighbor, their daughter Monika is supposed to look after little Katrin. But the young woman prefers to have fun with her boyfriend and leaves the child in the care of her brother Achim. In the meantime, Achim suffocates the girl with a plastic bag and dumps her body in a nearby junkyard. When the group returns drunk, a feverish search begins for the child who has disappeared without a trace. The nerves of everyone are on edge, and with each passing second of uncertainty, the facade begins to crumble, and beneath the surface of the petit-bourgeois family idyll, human madness emerges.
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Director, Screenplay and Music
Sascha Urchs, Sieghardt Rupp, Edith Volkmann, Renate Roland, Jürgen Jung, Hubert Suschka, Elisabeth Ackermann, Ulrich Beiger, Hans Kahlert, Gerda-Maria Jürgens
Director of Photography
Robert van Ackeren
Assistant to Director
Peter Eitzert, Jochen Graubner
Rob Houwer Film
In cooperation with
Studienprogramm des Bayerischen Rundfunks (Helmuth Hafner)
8.10.1968, Internationale Filmwoche Mannheim