The unconventional adventure film “Fish in the Fur” (German title: “Fisch im Fell“) celebrates its release in German cinemas today, May 25, 2023. The unusual film project, which will be released on the film label Artkeim², was created under the auspices of the Protestant Youth Bad Harzburg and the director Dean Benzin.

Six film-loving young people drafted the script together with author Christian Pasquariello and let their own fascination for the medium of film come to life. In the plot they developed, they discover a mysterious old photo and clues to a hidden cave in the Alps of South Tyrol.

The main roles in this cinematic adventure are played by young, talented amateur actors, including Lene Deike, Falco Heidzig, Phelan Brunk, Leabé, Amalia Teuber and Lukas Bake. Frederick Lau and Dieter Hallervorden also shine in supporting roles. The courageous troupe embarks on an adventurous journey from their hometown in the Harz Mountains to the picturesque mountains of South Tyrol, accompanied by the punky Ninja from Berlin (played by Leonie Fries) and the experienced mountain guide Peter (Emanuel Fellmer).

Fish in the Fur” breaks with the conventions of conventional youth film productions. With elements from action and adventure films, combined with the impulsive imagination of young minds and visually impressive scenes in South Tyrol, as well as a frightening brown bear, the film captivates its audience. “Fish in the Fur” is also a project to inspire young people to make films. The multifaceted characters are confronted with their own fears and secrets on their journey of discovery. The film also addresses a range of issues relevant to young people such as inclusion, sexual identity, environmental protection and the influence of social media.


It is supposed to be more than just an excursion. Once a year, the village youth group goes away for a few days to experience fellowship and leisure away from home. But this time it is to be more than just fun and recreation. Much more. After a serious fire, the meeting place of six youths, a small hut, is completely destroyed, revealing a casket hidden under the floorboards. The mysterious contents call the group around Lydia to South Tyrol in the mountains. For Theo in his wheelchair, the tour is unthinkable. But he, of all people, is enthusiastic about the idea. He loves the mountains, for him the trip would be a dream. After initial scepticism, Sarah, Johanna, Finn and Luca agree. The journey begins. The destination is a cave near the summit.

Not only the encounter with the transgender punk Ninja causes tensions in the group, but also the hike with the experienced mountain guide Peter brings up fears and self-doubt among the young people. The repercussions tug at the cohesion of the teens among themselves. Can they reach their goal despite the difficulties? And what will await them when they solve the riddle of the mysterious find from the silver capsule?

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In The film will be shown in the following cinemas from May 25, 2023:

Aachen: Apollo Kino & Bar (Tickets für “Fisch im Fell“)

ACUD Kino (Tickets für “Fisch im Fell“)
Bundesplatzkino (Tickets für “Fisch im Fell“)
Kant Kino (Tickets für “Fisch im Fell“)
Rollbergkino (Tickets für “Fisch im Fell“)
Braunschweig: Universum Filmtheater (Tickets für “Fisch im Fell“)
Burg: Burgtheater – Kino & Bar (Tickets für “Fisch im Fell“)
Celle: Kino achteinhalb (Tickets für “Fisch im Fell“)
Dortmund: Schauburg Kino (Tickets für “Fisch im Fell“)
Erlangen: Lamm Lichtspiele (Tickets für “Fisch im Fell“)
Goslar: Cineplex Goslar (Tickets für “Fisch im Fell“)
Gotha: Cineplex Gotha (Tickets für “Fisch im Fell“)
Leipzig: Cineplex Leipzig (Tickets für “Fisch im Fell“)
Leverkusen: Scala Cinema (Tickets für “Fisch im Fell“)
Northeim Neue Schauburg (Tickets für “Fisch im Fell“)
Sulingen: Filmpalast Sulingen (Tickets für “Fisch im Fell“)

More information about the movie: Fish in the Fur

More information about the film label: Artkeim²