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 wants to become a pirate or the pope, but in no way does she want to fit into the role stereotypes of her Bavarian village. After her father dies, her mother hands her his "secret" box as an inheritance. The contents suddenly change her view of her father, herself, her family and the society in which she grew up.
A true story about family secrets, gender roles and a childhood in the Bavarian province - told as a tragic-comic rollercoaster ride through animated and documentary 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
Dramt. advisor: Sabine Steyer-Violet
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)

With songs by Cora Frost

43th Filmfestival Max-Ophüls-Award, Jan 16.-26 2022