Documentary films


A documentary by Uli Decker

A Flare Film production in coproduction with ZDF/ Das kleine Fernsehspiel

Production funded by Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, Filmförderfonds Bayern, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, DFFF

German distribution by Farbfilm Verleih


Little Uli dreams of a life as a knight, pirate or pope. With her refusal of traditional role models, she turns into an outsider even within her own family. Years later after her father’s death, her mother hands her a box as a heirloom. The content: high heels, long fingernails, make-up and a wig - her father’s secret treasure. All of a sudden Uli sees her family, her father, herself and the society around her in a completely new light. A true story about family secrets, gender identity and the confusions of love - told as a tragic-comic rollercoaster ride through animated and filmed images.


Director: Uli Decker
Writer: Uli Decker, Rita Bakacs
DOP: Siri Klug
Sound: Philip Hutter, Ludwig Fiedler, Jannik Flieger, Silvio Reichenbach
Animation: Falk Schuster, Julian Quitsch
Editing: Amparo Mejías, Frank Müller
Music: Anna Kühlein
Sound Design: Sebastian Schmidt, Valentin Spiegel
Re-recording Mix: Olaf Mehl
Postproduction Supervisor: Jule Deumling
Junior Producer: Isis Struiksma
Associate Producer: Nadja Smith    
Line Producer: Martina Hedwig, Ruth Ersfeld
Producers: Katharina Bergfeld, Martin Heisler
Commissioning Editor: Burkhard Althoff (ZDF/DKF)