"Letter to the parents" is the portrait of the former political prisoner of the GDR, Jens A., who was ransomed in 1985 and moved to West Berlin. His prisoner story would be one among many, if the father of Jens A. would not be complicit in the arrest of his son in the mid-80s. Jens is still waiting for a debate. Vain. Because the father is silent. Only in a letter Jens can express his feelings. A film about an unresolved family conflict in GDR times and the consequences until today.
The project was supported by the Federal Foundation for the Reconstruction of the SED Dictatorship, the DEFA Foundation and the Context Society for the Promotion of Young Journalists. The film will be broadcast on ZDFneo on the occasion of the anniversary of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.