Documentary Films

BRIEFE AUS ATHEN

2016
A film by Timon Koulmasis


A production by Lichtblick Film and AIA
In co-production with WDR
In collaboration with Film und Medienstiftung NRW, Gerd Ruge Stipendium, CNC Goethe Institut Athen

With the German Occupation in Greece (1941-1944) as a background, this film tells the love story between Timon Koulmasis' father, an assistant professor at the mysterious German Scientific Institute of Athens – financed by the occupying power, Germany, but in reality a refuge for resistant students – and Nelly, a young student in Fine Arts. The film also traces the portrait of their friend Rudolf Fahrner, founder of the Institute, comrade of the Stauffenberg Brothers and one of the few conspirators of the assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler, on 20 July 1944, that survived the repression that followed.

Writer/ Director: Timon Koulmasis
Producer: Carl-Ludwig Rettinger
commissioning editors: Beate Schlanstein