My inner War

A film by Sebastian Heinzel


A dream becomes the trigger for a personal search for clues about the effects of the Second World War in the director's family. He follows the mysterious paths of his grandfathers from Northern Hesse to Russia, where they were both soldiers at the eastern frontline. Trying to learn more about their experiences during the war, he discovers unexpected connections to his own history. What at first appears to be far away from him suddenly moves up close and personal. Is there an invisible thread that has led him to Eastern Europe for years?

Technical Details

Duration90 min
Original LanguageGerman, English, Russian
SubtitlesGerman, English
CountryGermany, Switzerland

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  • Credits


    Adrian Stähli


    Markus Egloff


    Sebastian Heinzel

    Susanne Guggenberger

    Vadim Jendreyko

    Associate Producer

    Hercli Bundi


    Heinzelfilm GmbH

    In coproduction with

    Mira Film

    SRF - Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen

    With financial support from

    ZDF-Kleines Fernsehspiel

    MFG Filmförderung

    Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westphalen

    Hessen Film und Medien

    BAK - Bundesamt für Kultur

    Volkert Stiftung