The subtitle of the commendable docudrama says Master of Fear. His passion was fear, he wanted to be feared.

Sven Felix Kellerhoff

(The World)

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The film does not puff Erich Mielke up into a monster, but precisely exposes his perverse core: the desire for power and its abuse.

Lutz Pehnert

(ARD Information)

A long overdue documentary, that proves how easily fear deprives people of their freedom.

Maria Ossowski

(RBB Culture Radio)

Mielke is still a phenomenon, whom the film examines sensitively

Maria Ossowski

(RBB Culture Radio)

La Zingaretta

Everyone enjoyed the eve so much. Well done!!!

Angela Struthers

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Kids of Courage

An outstanding, committed series


(Children's Media Award 2019 The White Elephant)

14 Diaries of World War One

A story of the destruction and the future of television.

South German Newspaper

14 Diaries of World War One

A moving and sometimes gripping documentary stitched into a powerful shared narrative. You had to remind yourself whose side you were on.

Phil Hogan

(The Guardian)

Kids of Courage

The result is incredibly strong. The series is gripping, maybe precisely because it manages without the usual horror images.

Jochen Voit

(South German Newspaper)

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