Civil Servants

Young police officers are supposed to enforce the law and suppress their personal opinions. After their training, protected by bulletproof vests, shields and a gun, they are sent out on the streets. This documentary accompanies students at a German police academy over the course of their first year. These young men and women are often confronted with realities that take them to their limits.

Director's Biography
MARIE WILKE is a German documentary editor and director. She studied at the Berlin University of the Arts and has worked for German TV stations and news agencies. Her previous works have been shown at various international film festivals. Wilke currently teaches at the ZeLIG School for Documentary, Television and New Media in Bozen and at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. Civil Servants is her first feature film. // Films (selection): Con anima e corpo (2000, doc), Staatsdiener (Civil Servants, 2015, doc)
Arbeitswelten | Working Worlds 2016
Marie Wilke
Germany 2015
83 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Marie Wilke
Cinematography Alexander Gheorghiu
Editing Stefan Oliveira-Pita, Jan Soldat, Marie Wilke
Sound/Sounddesign Uwe Bossenz
With Kathrin Cruz, Patrick Ehrlich, Christian Franke, Viktor Seletsky, Ann-Kathrin Krauß
Producer(s) Andreas Banz, Dirk Engelhardt, Matthias Miegel, Robert Thalheim (Kundschafter Filmproduktion, DE), Anne Even, Olaf Grunert (ZDF, DE)
Kundschafter Filmproduktion Reinickendorfer Straße 17 13347 Berlin Germany
Rechte für Österreich / Austrian Rights
Zorro Film
Astallerstraße 23
80339 Munich, Germany

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Munich International Film Festival 2015

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere