Director: Christopher Roth
Writers: Jeanne Tremsal, Christopher Roth
Cast: Jana McKinnon, Clemens Schick, Leo Altaras, Dirk von Lotzow uvm.
Production: Arden Film, in Koproduktion mit dem Hessischen Rundfunk und Arte
Distribution Germany: Port au Prince Pictures
+++ In German cinemas Nov 24 +++
Jeanne has lived in the commune on the farm since she was two years old. Her parents live in city communes and rarely visit – just one of the commune’s rules installed by Otto, the ruler of the commune: Children grow up without parents. 14-year-old Jeanne knows no other world, she enjoys her life surrounded by many other children in the great outdoors – until she falls in love with 16-year-old Jean and her childhood paradise starts to crack. Ultimately, she violates Otto’s supreme law: “Sex is allowed, but love is forbidden”. Otto banishes Jean to the city commune. And then there is Otto’s unspoken privilege: he comes into Jeanne’s room at night and touches her. But Jeanne rebels. And then the other children rebel too – against the adults and against Otto’s authoritarian rule.
SERVUS PAPA, SEE YOU IN HELL is a production by Arden Film in co-production with Hessischer Rundfunk, in cooperation with ARTE, and supported by HessenFilm und Medien, the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) and the German Federal Film Fund (DFFF). Port au Prince Pictures will release SERVUS PAPA, SEE YOU IN HELL in autumn 2022.