Chaperoned (Vacation with dad)

Actually it was meant to be a relaxing working holiday: Christine (45) and Dorothea (40) were going to spend a few days on a Northsea island, helping a friend renovate her pub. But then Christine is compelled by her mother to take her father along. And they've barely set foot on the island when ...

Rights sold: TV Movie, English Language, Russia, Norway, Estonia

Cold Store 4

Meticulous coroner Dr Martin Gansewein leads a quiet life. That is, until the day the spirit of Pascha, a small-time criminal who dealt in stolen cars and whose body is now lying on the slab in front of him, insists on striking up a conversation. Pascha is in one hell of a bad mood - his ...

Rights sold: English World Rights
Volume: 1

Children Of Disobedience

The Love Story of Martin Luther and Katharina von Bora

One of the most scandalous love stories of history: a renegade monk marries a run-away nun, and in the process our understanding of love between man and woman takes on a historically new meaning. So too the love between God and people, and with it our very understanding of religion. This is the ...

Rights sold: Korea, USA

The Brotherhood of Magus

In his cleverly constructed debut thriller Arno Strobel takes us back to the time immediately after the events of 1945. While bombed-out Europe is being rebuilt, a few incorrigible Germans are devising an insane plan. Following their charismatic leader "Magus", the Simonian brotherhood ...

Rights sold: The Netherlands, Estonia, Poland, Russia, Romania, Czech Republic

Tasso in the Madhouse

Stories

Art and life - when one throws us off track, the other puts us back on the rails. Or is it the other way around?
In the first of three stories, a dissident author retreats from the public eye in order to save his life and finds in the art exhibit entitled "The German ...


Tierra del Fuego

The true, world-spanning story of an extraordinary book


Two men, two centuries - bound together by one extraordinary book. Thomas Bridges, the author, grows up as the foster son of a British missionary at the end of the world, in Tierra del Fuego, among the children of the ...


Getting Up

A century and a life - transformed into literature

As Helga Schubert's mother explains to her daughter, she has accomplished three acts of heroism in her lifetime: refusing to abort her daughter, taking her along when fleeing from enemy troops during World War II, and not shooting ...

Rights sold: The Netherlands (Pluim), Italy (Fazi)

Between You and Me

Violence of the past, love of the present

When Nike leaves her apartment in the Berlin-Mitte district, she has to pass her great-grandmother's Stolperstein. Stones like this are small memorials for the victims of persecution and murder during the Third Reich, and there are many of ...


The Invention of the Countdown

A story of human longing and failure, of German history, and the ethics of science

Against his father's will, Hermann Oberth moves to Göttingen in 1920 in order to study physics - the most exciting science of his age in the most exciting city there is. Hermann wants to turn the ...


Johnny Lackland

A girl named Johnny

Early on, Joana Wolkenzin knows that she is different. She spends hours reading and learns song lyrics by heart. As she grows older, she falls in love with both boys and girls. In the No Man's Land of Western Pomerania in the 1990s, she gives herself a new name: ...


The Museum of the World

An extraordinary adventure and an unforgettable hero

Bartholomew is an orphan from Bombay, he's twelve years old and speaks almost as many languages. This is why, in the year 1854, he is hired as a translator by the brothers Schlagintweit from Germany, who, with the support of ...


The Inheritance

"I was always alone. With my mother. My mother was always alone. With me. My mother lived for me and destroyed her life. But not mine. Someone else did that."


As a child, Wolf slept during the day and was awake at night. He was only allowed to leave their apartment if ...