The Relotius Affair

"I try to write my stories the way I would like to read them."
Claas Relotius, 2015

It is the worst journalistic forgery scandal in German post-war history: Claas Relotius, numerous award-winning journalist for the renowned news magazine Der Spiegel, had fascinated the public for years with his spectacular features and extraordinary interviews. At the age of only 33, he is at the peak of his career when his colleague Juan Moreno, at the risk of his own reputation, is able to prove what Relotius really is: a forger and an impostor.

Documentary
In production
90 minutes
Director
Daniel Sager
Camera
Nicolai Mehring
Production
Kinescope Film
Broadcaster
Sky Deutschland
Christian Asanger
Marietta Gottfried
Producer
Matthias Greving
Kirsten Lukaczik
Sound
Joschka Eickel
Line producer
Anne Reißner
Lea Lünenborg (Junior Producerin)
Stefanie Müller (Projektkoordinatorin)