Ein Deutsches Leben



Brunhilde Pomsel was closer to Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels than anyone alive today. She was his personal secretary and stenographer. Having lived through and been a part of the major historical shifts and ruptures of the 20th century, she is worried; people tell her that the threat of fascism has long been eliminated, but Brunhilde Pomsel makes it perfectly clear that they are deluded.

Director's Biography

Christian Krönes
Studies of Screenwriting and Dramaturgy at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. There he soon gained experience participating in international feature film productions, working with the legendary DOPs Vittorio Storaro and Sven Nykvist. In 1995 he became an editor for the Austrian pubcaster ORF, designing and directing several well known TV programmes. During the 1990s he produced sociopolitical reports and documentaries for German television: Deutsche Welle, Tele 5, SAT1, Pro7 and others. Later on, together with Florian Weigensamer, he exclusivley produced and directed political and social reports and documentaries from Mid/Eastern Europe and Asia for arte. At the same time he operated as manager and consultant for Sir Peter Ustinov - up to Sir Peter's death in 2004. Christian has more than 25 years of experience in film and media business and is founder, head producer and CEO of Blackbox Film & Media.

Olaf S. Mueller
Studies of History and Philosophy at the Universities of Göttingen and Berlin. He has been working as a freelance author, director and producer since 1997. During this period he made numerous films for German broadcasters such as Deutsche Welle, MDR and 3SAT. Since 2004 he has been, as a producer, responsible for various TV-shows, but has always continued to work on documentary film projects world-wide. Olaf joined the Blackbox-Collective in 2013 and lives in Berlin.

Roland Schrotthofer
Theatre, Film and Media Studies, Psychology and Business Managment at the University of Vienna. During his studies he has already developed and worked on several theatre and film projects. His short film GRENZGÄNGER has been decorated by the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF with the “Shorts on Screen Award”. As poducer and author Roland is a long-term member of the Blackbox- Collective since 2011.

Florian Weigensamer
After his studies of Political Science and Communication Science at the Universtiy of Vienna Florian gained first journalistic and writing experience at Austria's top news magazine „profil“. In 1995 he joined the editorial team of Vienna News International where he directed and designed numerous reports and documentaries for European broadcasters. Later on, together with Christian Krönes, he exclusivley produced and directed political and social reports and documentaries from Mid/Eastern Europe and Asia for arte. At the same time he worked on film and mulitmedia content for museums and exhibitions. After collaborating with various artists in different media in San Francisco for more than a year, he became founding member, author and director of the Blackbox-Collective in 2006.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Christian Krönes, Olaf S. Müller, Roland Schrotthofer, Florian Weigensamer

Written by: Florian Weigensamer

Produced by: Roland Schrotthofer, Christian Krönes

Nominations and Awards

  • Documentary Selection 2016