Der Kaiser

TV-Movie: 16.12.22 | 20:15 Uhr | Sky Cinema Premieren & WOW

This movie about footballing legend Franz Beckenbauer (nicknamed “Der Kaiser” – “The Emperor” – by the press) tells the biography of a man who fights against the rigid structures and outdated rules in football and fights for self-determined action as a sports personality. Also, he allowed himself to freely conduct his private life as he wished outside of the moral concepts and expectations of his time. He develops a sovereign and emancipated approach to the media.

This story takes place against the backdrop of breathtaking games and tournaments, culminating in the World Cup titles of 1974 and 1990 – and, of course, the colourful and fun-loving sixties to eighties, when Beckenbauer enjoys life to the full.

Pictures: Stanislav Honzik


2023 Nomination New York TV & Film Award - category "Best Performance by an Actor"

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer

Stephan Bechtle

Associate Producer

Markus Zimmer


Caroline Fischer



Commissioning Editor

Frank Jastfelder


Martin Rauhaus


Tim Trageser

Director of Photography

Eckhard Jansen


Klaus Steinbacher, Ferdinand Hofer, Teresa Rizos, Stefan Murr, Oliver Konietzny, Bettina Mittendorfer, Heinz-Josef Braun,Christine Eixenberger, Sina Tkotsch, uvm.


Siegfried Wagner

Line Producer

Astrid HolzSebastian Rybing

Unit Production Manager

Karsten Kilian

Set Design

Oliver Hoese

Costume Design

Matthias Vöcking


Ivana Němcová


Marco Pav D'Auria