The Fisherman's Daughter (Die Fischerin)

TV-Movie: 23.05.2014 | 08:15 pm | Das Erste

Years ago, after the tragic death of her brother Michael, Meike (Alwara Höfels) turned her back on her home and the traditional fishing industry of her family at Lake Constance. Now she lives happily in Berlin with her nine-year-old son Paul, working in a café and in a relationship with the quick-witted chef Sascha (Max von Thun). But a call from home forces Meike to return to the lake: her father Erich (Rüdiger Vogler) has suffered a heart attack. Returning home is not easy for Meike, because Erich blames her for the death of Michael, who drowned in the lake. And so the old, unspoken accusations of her father hit her again with a vengeance. The old man, who has long since ceased to be able to carry on the fishing business alone, stubbornly refuses to accept any help from Meike. The reunion is not made easier when she runs into her old love Markus (Golo Euler), to whom she must confess the existence of Paul - his son. But as conflict-laden as Meike‘s encounters are - her long repressed love for the lake, and fishing, returns again. She must decide between two men and two completely different paths in life. But it is only when the dispute between her and her father puts her life in danger, that Meike will be able to rid herself of the shadows of the past...

Picture: Marco Orlando Pichler

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer           

Bea Schmidt

Producer                     

Oliver Dieckmann

Broadcaster

SWR/ARD Degeto

Commissioning Editor

Claudia Gerlach-Benz (SWR), Diane Wurzschmitt (Degeto)

Screenplay

Adrienne Bortoli and Ulrike Zinke, Nicole Walter-Lingen (idea)

Director

Jan Ruzicka

Director of Photography               

Jörg Widmer

Cast

Alwara Höfels, Max von Thun, Golo Euler, Rüdiger Vogler 

Line Producer

Sascha Ommert

Unit Production Manager

Rainer Wiehr

Set Design

Matthias Klemme

Costume Design

Petra Hanslbauer

Make-Up

Sabine Hehnen-Wild

Music

Carsten Bohn

Editor

Marcel Peragine