Bernhard Hoetger – between worlds

Penniless, the German craftsman's son Bernhard Hoetger decides to go to Paris at the beginning of the 20th century. It is the most important decision of his life.

His detailed art enchanted critics and colleagues alike. In France, he met Paula Modersohn-Becker and Camille Claudel; their art grew together, and he became their most important advocate. As a sculptor, draftsman, architect, designer, and craftsman, he also conquered the German scene - until Hitler seized power. For the first time, "Bernhard Hoetger – The rise and fall of an artist" tells  Hoetger's life and works, his rise and fall from celebrated to degenerate artist, who goes into exile deeply disappointed and dies there impoverished and forgotten.

Photo: Teichmann Estate

In production
90 minutes
Gabriele Rose
Gabriele Rose
Director of Photography
Patrick Popow
Kinescope Film
Matthias Greving
Line producer
Barbara Heynen
Production Manager
Ron P. Glavas
Farbfilm Verleih