Thomas “Eichi” Eichstätt, coaches the FC Pio soccer team in the small town of Torgelow in eastern Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Many of the young players have fled their home countries. They are struggling with finding a job, being accepted and dealing with their past. For many, Eichi is a father figure, even though he is looking back on dark times as a neo-Nazi. A documentary about what it means to build bridges and start life anew.


Author and Director: Loraine Blumenthal
Director of Photography: Anke Riester
Producer: Gregor Streiber, Friedemann Hottenbacher
Comissioning Editor: Jörg Schneider, ZDF Kleines Fernsehspiel
Produced by: inselfilm produktion
Funded by: MV-Filmförderung

Technical Details

Running time: ca. 90 min
Year of completion: 2024
Country of Production: Deutschland