Devil Hides in Doubt

  • Germany
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There is Franz, suing the company that has made him redundant after 40 years. Then, for nine months, he holds out in an empty office with nothing to do.
There is Stephan who, for eight days and nights, sits on a chair that is part of a giant billboard. Selling yourself is sometimes the quickest way to pay your debts.
There is Saskia, the high school graduate, learning how to create the perfect job application. There is Gunnar who is being taught that perceiving your own body as a trademark is the key to success. Franz finally wins his lawsuit only to realise he has lost all the same.
Devil Hides in Doubt is a film about the emotional push and pull of work, its demands and absurdities, and the struggle for fulfilment.


  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Eva Stotz, Patricia Fürst
  • DOP
    Andräs Petrik, Armin Dierolf, Kolja Raschke, Eric Ferranti
  • Editing
    Claudia Gleisner
  • Music
    Jürgen Grözinger
  • Sound
    Garip Ozdem, Stephan Schonholz
  • Duration
    61 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Germany
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin
      • Germany
  • Distribution
      • Eva Stotz
      • Germany
  • Festivals
    • 5th International Amsterdam Film Festival (IAFF)
    • 18th dokumentART, European Filmfestival Neubrandenburg
    • 39ième édition Visions du Réel
    • 51th International Leipzig Documentary Festival
    • 46th Viennale, Vienna international Filmfestival
    • 32nd Duisburger Filmwoche
    • 6th TIDF Taiwan Int. Documentary Festival
    • 25th Kassel Documentary & Video Festival
    • 16th Blicke aus dem Ruhrgebiet
    • 26th TFF Torino Film Festival
    • 7ième Festival International du film des Droits de l'homme, Paris
    • London International Documentary Festival ILIDF)
    • 20th Ankara International Film Festival
    • 27th Filmfestival of Uruguay
    • 6th Dokfilmwoche Hamburg
    • 6th Crossing Europe Linz
    • 24th Dokfest München
    • Filmkunstfest Schwerin
    • 5th Planete Doc Review FF Warschau
    • 5th Monterrey International Film Festival, Mexico
  • Awards
    • Nomination "direkt Award' Dokfilmwoche Hamburg
    • Talent Award of Deutscher Fernsehpreis 2009
    • Award of the Mecklenburgische Versicherungsgruppe, dokumentART Neubrandenburg
    • 'Special Mention' Visions du Reel Nyon
    • 'Advancement Award' Filmwoche Duisburg
    • -Nomination 'Golden Key' Kassel Documentary Filmfest 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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