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Night of Fear (Nacht der Angst)

Drama 2015 ZDF
Photo: Hardy Spitz

Sesha (Friederike Becht) has already given birth twice: the first was a traumatic experience in hospital, the second was beautiful, at the house of midwife Emma (Nina Kunzendorf). When Sesha is pregnant again, this time with twins, her decision is clear: she only wants to give birth at Emma's place. But a twin birth is not possible at Emma’s place. Nevertheless, months later, Emma gets a late night call from Sesha, she has pains and the babies are on the way. Emma tells Sesha that she must go to the clinic, but Sesha ignores her. When there are complications with the birth, Emma immediately calls an ambulance. After an emergency caesarean at the hospital it turns out that one of the newborns has brain damage caused by oxygen deficiency. Emma is being prosecuted. If she’s convicted, Emma faces not only imprisonment but also being banned from work and lifelong payments for the care of the twin boys.

8:15 pm ZDF
Broadcast Date


Bayerischer Fernsehpreis Beste Actress Nina Kunzendorf
Fernsehfilmfestival Baden-Baden 3sat-Zuschauerpreis Director Gabriela Zerhau nominated
Filmfest Biberach Publikumsbiber Director Gabriela Zerhau

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer
Elnas Isrusch
Commissioning Editor
Caroline von Senden (ZDF)
Gabriela Zerhau
Gabriela Zerhau
Director of Photography
Carl-Friedrich Koschnik
Nina Kunzendorf, Friederike Becht, Eleonore Weisgerber, Marcus Mittermeier, Peter Lerchbaumer u.a.
Line Producer
Unit Production Manager
Andreas Thürnagel
Set Design
Detlev Provvedi
Costume Design
Riccarda Merten
Kathrin Dorschinsky
Fabian Römer
Anke Berthold

Executive Producer