Big Fish, Small Fish (Große Fische, kleine Fische)

TV-Movie: 21.05.2015 | 08:15 pm | ZDF

In a small village on the Baltic Sea, major changes are taking place, because the ambitious mayor (Jürgen Tarrach) wants to turn the place into a magnet for tourists. Also living there is the big-mouthed Paul (Uwe Ochsenknecht) and the silent Fiete (Dietmar Bär) – who have been best friends since early childhood. Among the old fishermen they are the last two to sail daily. But their friendship will be put to the test when Paul, through a ludicrous coincidence, learns a long-kept secret: he is not the biological father of his adult son Piet (Axelstein) – Fiete is. These best friends soon become the greatest enemies – and begin to make each other’s life hell in every way possible. Into the midst of this small war walks Piet, as he returns to his homeland – only to be caught in the crossfire of the two men, without first knowing the real reason for the dispute.

Picture: Conny Klein

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer

Marc Conrad (ConradFilm) 


Maren Knieling 

Coproduction Company




Commissioning Editor

Stefanie von Heydwolff


Jochen Alexander Freydank


Jochen Alexander Freydank

Director of Camera

Simon Schmejkal


Uwe Ochsenknecht, Dietmar Bär, Axel Stein, Jürgen Tarrach, Katharina Thalbach, Cornelia Gröschel, Sönke Möhring et al.

Line Producer

Sascha Ommert

Unit Production Manager

Stefanie von Heydwolff

Set Design

Tom Hornig

Costume Design

Anne Jendritzko


Ulrike Bruns-Giffel, Stamatia Gotsi


Ingo Ludwig Frenzel


Philipp Schmitt