Mein Bruder. We’ll Meet Again

„My brother is a chef. He left the city and his favourite bar in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district. He has been living in France for the past year, in the mountains, in the attic of Micha and Yvonne’s guesthouse. Andreas thought he had come here to die: three heart attacks, an operation, and nothing left to live for. But things have turned out differently. My big brother has fallen in love. With Vanina, wife of the blacksmith and mother of the three sons. Micha finances the little guesthouse with his work in cardiac wards in Switzerland and Germany. He is a cardio-technician; as Yvonne used to be. She is now taking time for the children. My brother works for Micha and Yvonne. He cooks for them and for the few summer guests. It is October now and my visit is short. I want to talk to my big brother about Micha, his friend. The man who spied on us for the Stasi.“



Country of Production

Year of Production

35mm, Digi Beta Pal

57 min

Thomas Heise

Production Filmproduktion in co-production with ZDF in association with ARTE and YLE TEEMA

Original Language
German, English, French


Festivals / Awards

Berlinale 2005
Visions du Réel Nyon 2005
Duisburger Filmwoche 2005 (Dokumentarfilmpreis des Goethe-Instituts)
Crossing Europe Linz 2006
Rencontre Culturelle Lausanne 2006
WATCH DOCS Human Rights FF Warsaw 2006
One World HRFF Prague 2009
Planete Doc Review Warsaw 2009
Festival dei Popoli Florence 2009
Tertio Millennio FF Rome 2009
Punto de Vista IDF Pamplona 2013
Cottbus IFF 2018