The Bonusfamily

SHOWED IN NOVEMBER 2019 ON ARD

Lisa (Inez Bjørg David) and Patrick (Lucas Prisor) are a happy couple and want to start a family together. The catch: they already have a family each, including their ex-partners Martin (Steve Windolf) and Katja (Anna Schäfer), who have to be integrated into the complicated patchwork structure. The children's time is divided equally between the separated parents - one week with mom and the next week with dad. As idyllic as "bonus family" sounds, life in a patchwork family is of course not. Patrick's son, the polite and reserved William (Levis Kachel), has to share a room with same age Eddie (Fillin Mayer) when they're with Lisa and Patrick. Eddie never misses an opportunity to show his new bonus brother and bonus father what he thinks of them: nothing.

DIRECTOR: Isabel Braak
SCRIPT: Antonia Rothe-Liermann
CAST: Inez Bjørg David, Lucas Prisor, Steve Windolf, Anna Schäfer, Levis Kachel, Fillin Mayer, Louise Sophie Arnold, Matthias Lier u.v.a.
CAMERA: Lars R. Liebold
PRODUCTION DESIGN: Thilo Mengler
COSTUME DESIGN: Stephanie Rieß
PRODUCER: Sabina Arnold, Moritz von der Groeben
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Kilian Grauel
EDITOR: Bettina Ricklefs (BR), Barbara Biermann (SWR),
Jana Cathrin Brandt (MDR)

 

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