Nicolas Bieger Marquard Bohm
Atelier/München für Westdeutsches Werbefernsehen/Köln
2 x 25 min.
Aus der Familie der Panzerechsen
an 8-year-old girl, keeps running away from home and the Youth
Center in order to go on her own into the animal Kingdom. She
spends hours in the Zoo standing in front of the crocodile pond,
which gradually dominates her life and her dreams.
Monika Brehm who is in charge of one of the children’s groups
at the Center, tries to enter the little girl’s world. She senses
that Ute’s escape to the crocodile is an escape from her parents
and the grown-up world.
She succeeds in convincing Mr. And Mrs. Hagedorn that their
daughter is not malicious and deceitful, but that child and
parents must see a psychotherapist. As a rule psychotherapists
are overworked and there is a long waiting-list for patients,
so once again Ute is left with her helpless parents and runs
away more and more often to the Zoo, to her beloved crocodiles.
It is thanks to Monika Brehm’s sense of responsibility and her
commitment that Ute finally manages to break out of her isolation.
The Island is a complete program in two episodes which was included
in the acclaimed German television series
"A House for Us."