Scene from the film No Lullaby
Scene from the film No Lullaby
Scene from the film No Lullaby
Scene from the film No Lullaby
Scene from the film No Lullaby

No Lullaby

  • Germany
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People who are sexually abused have one thing in common with the rest of us: we would all rather believe it never happened. The strongest of all coping mechanisms for abuse victims and witnesses is to go into denial and bury it so deep that the memories never rise up again. That’s how Tina Reuther managed to keep going for 50 years, right up to the moment she hears the devastating truth from her daughter Floh, eighteen-years old at the time. Five years later, Floh made her accusation before a court of law.

No Lullaby is a reconstruction of Tina’s horrifying family history spanning three generations. Scenes from her daily life with her girlfriend alternate with intimate interviews at her kitchen table. This is where her fragility clearly shows through, and her revelations about her own and her daughter’s history of abuse are heartrending. The old photos of Floh, conversations with one of Floh’s friends, and the monotone voice-over reading aloud chilling court reports of Floh’s abuse. No Lullaby is a tragedy about a damaged young woman who made a brave decision and lost everything.


  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Helen Simon, Katharina Köster, David Lindner Leporda
  • DOP
    Carla Muresan
  • Editing
    Nina Ergang
  • Music
    Konstantin von Sichart
  • Sound
    Konstantin von Sichart, Adrian Gutzelnig
  • Duration
    75 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Germany
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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