Freedom is what you do with what has been done to you. Three different countries and one case of deadly violence each. Three men who have killed and three families who have lost a beloved one. In our standard idea of guilt and punishment this means three who get punished and three who are meant to forget. No way to imagine the two sides will ever get closer. The film tells three times the impossible story: To meet your enemy, in thoughts, in messages, in real life. A film that changes our idea of guilt and punishment.
HUBERTUS SIEGERT was born in 1959 in Düsseldorf. He studied History, Art History and Theater Studies in Berlin and graduated with a degree in Landscape Architecture. He began making documentary films during his studies and went on to direct and produce DAS SONNENJUWEL (short, 1995), THE ORANGE KISS (1996), short documentary STRAVINSKY IN BERLIN (1993), BERLIN BABYLON (2001), and BEYOND PUNISHMENT (2015).