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The 13-year-old Sara, who makes friends with 16-year-old Benny during an online quiz – never suspecting that “Benny” is in fact a family man in his mid-40s, Simon Keller, a dedicated teacher who has classes in Media Education. While Sara feels increasingly misunderstood by her parents and her best friend Leonie, the sensitive Keller alias Benny quickly manages to gain the trust of the girl.

When Sara falls in love with 17-year-old Kevin over the Internet and soon finds herself being blackmailed by him about a photograph of herself naked, Keller offers to help the desperate girl. Meanwhile, Stuttgart CID is on the trail of Kevin’s criminal activities. But Keller can’t prevent Sara from undergoing a terrible experience, and the CID inspectors are also unable to stop the impending catastrophe…

Drama | 90 min. | SWR / ARD | 2016
Written by Holger Karsten Schmidt, Michael Proehl
Director Florian Schwarz
Camera Philipp Sichler
Executive Producers Simone Höller, Michael Smeaton
Producer Greta Gilles
Cast Devid Striesow, Lena Urzendowsky, Louis Hofmann, Shenja Lacher, Anja Schiffel, Julia Jäger, Patrick Heyn, Samia Chancrin, Eva Nürnberg, Christoph Schechinger u. a.

Awards, Competitions & Festivals

Saarländischer Rundfunk Preis

Prize of Saarländischer Rundfunk for leading actress Lena Urzendowsky

Grimme Preis

Grimme Award 2017 in the category ‘Fiction’

Internationales Filmfest - Emden Norderney

International Film Festival Emden/Norderney 2016 – Creative Energy Award for the authors Michael Proehl and Holger Karsten Schmidt

Festival des Deutschen Films - Ludwigshafen am Rhein

Media Culture Award at the Festival of German Film in Ludwigshafen 2016 for editor Claudia Gerlach-Benz. Ludwigshafen Screenplay Award 2016 for author Michael Proehl

Blauer Panther Bayerischer Fernsehpreis

The Blue Panther Bavarian Television Award 2017 for lead actor Devid Striesow

Festival De La Fiction

Festival de la Fiction – Competition in La Rochelle

Fernsehfilm Festival Baden-Baden

In competition at the Baden-Baden Television Film Festival

BUNTE new face awards

Nomination of the leading actress Lena Urzendowsky for the New Faces Award and the Studio Hamburg Young Talent Award 2017

Prix Europa 2016

Nominated for the Prix Europa 2016

DFP 2017

German Television Award 2017 Nominated in the categories ‘Best Film’, ‘Best Music’ and ‘Best Book’

Deutscher Hörfilmpreis

Nominated for the 15th German Hearing Film Award 2017