Knight's Blood

In Love with a Jailbird

Last year, Marion (48) wrote a new year's letter to God.  She didn't want to be alone anymore.  Please would he send her a man who would protect and love her.  One with a knight's blood in his veins.  And then she found Rudi (48).  The problem:  He is in prison.  For the past 23 years of his life he has been incarcerated.  Via the website jailmail.de they met 9 months ago.   6 months ago she visited him in jail for the first time.  After four visits and 59 letters from him she says: It is true love.  He will be released in half a year.  Then he will move in with her in northern Germany.  From prison to freedom.  We accompany the couple as they visit behind bars, when he is first released into low security detention, until he is set free and becomes accustomed to his new surroundings.  What happens when love that began behind bars meets reality?  Can he live up to her expectations?  Will she have enough patience, while he becomes familiar with his regained freedom?  What problems and limits will they both face?  A long-term observation over one and a half years.  Can love move mountains?

Produced by

SWR

A film by

Sigrid Faltin

Year

2016

Running time

93 min.

Team

Cinematographer: Ingo Behring, Mark Klotz

Editor: Isabelle Allgeier

Composer: Nils Kacirek

Art Designer: Edith Schwörer

Producer: Jochen Dickbertel

Commissioning Editor: Gudrun Hanke-El Ghomri


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