Clean Skin Deep

How Much Dirt Does a Person Need?

When it comes to cleaning, we Germans are world champions – we think. Wrong. Americans, Japanese and Spaniards are much cleaner than we are. We Germans have forgotten the basic rules of hygiene, say some. We’re so obsessed with hygiene that we’re making ourselves sick, say others. Do disinfectant cleaning agents and antibacterial clothes protect us from bacteria? Or do we live in surroundings that are too sterile, causing more and more allergies? A discourse on the world of suds and sprays.

Produced by


A film by

Sigrid Faltin



Running time

45 min.


  • Commissioning Editors: Felicitas Wehnert, Wilhelm Reschl (SWR)
  • Camera: Andreas Bein
  • Sound: Alfred Huck
  • Editing: Saskia MetteNuhn

„We produce documentary films - it's real life that interests us.“
Sigrid Faltin, white pepper films


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