The Seed Handler (Die Samenhändlerin)

TV-Movie: 27.11.2011 | 08:15 pm | ZDF

It is the year 1850 and, in search of her great love and father of her unborn child, Helmut (Nico Rogner), the young, self-confident Hannah Brettschneider (Henriette Richter-Röhl) arrives in the small town of Gönningen at the foot of the Swabian Alps. For almost two centuries, Gönningen has been the home of industrious businessmen trading in flower and vegetable seeds. But Hannah's enthusiasm for this unusual place does not last long when she discovers that Helmut is already promised to Seraphine (Katharina Heyer), the most beautiful girl in Gönningen. His mother Wilhelmine (Gundi Ellert) does not want to break the engagement under any circumstances, but his father Gottlieb (Peter Sattmann) has a different opinion.

Picture: Gábor Klinszky

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer

Dr. Matthias Esche


Sabine Brätschkus



Commissioning Editors

Rita Nasser, Nele Willaert


Michael Keusch and Barbara Piazza, based on the novel by Petra Durst-Benning


Michael Keusch

Director of Photography

Janós Vecsernyés


Henriette Richter-Röhl, Nico Rogner, Katharina Heyer, Gundi Ellert, Peter Sattmann

Line Producer

Frank Buchs

Unit Production Manager

Christian Stocklöv

Set Design

Adrien Asztalos

Costume Design

Valeska Zecher


Julia Lohmüller, Michelle Orlia


Karim Sebastian Elias


Corinna Dietz-Heyne