Sag du es mir (You tell me)

Written and directed by Michael Fetter Nathansky
Tragicomedy | 102 min. | 2019 | Germany


After 20 years, Moni returns home to her sister Silke who has been attacked by a stranger. Moni is willing to do anything possible to find the attacker and to protect her sister. But is that really what Silke wants? And if so, who is actually the one to be protected? And above all, protect from who? And which role does the offender René play, who doesn’t even understand why he did it?
SAG DU ES MIR (engl. You Tell Me) is a melancholic episodic tragicomedy that plays with three different perspectives and constantly reinvents itself while searching for answers.

A production of Wood Water Films in co-production with Contando Films, Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF and Rundfunk Berlin (rbb) funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (MBB), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA), die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (BKM) supported by LEUCHTSTOFF (an initiative by rbb and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg)


With Gisa Flake, Christina Große, Marc Ben Puch, Patrick Heinrich, Hendrik Arnst, Walid Al-Atiyat, Rike Eckermann, Heiner Hardt, Viktoria Gabrysch, Michaela Winterstein, Sarah Melis, Dela Dabulamanzi, Bettina Grahs, Sebastian Weiss, Alessija Lause


  • Written and directed by Michael Fetter Nathansky
  • Produced by Virginia Martin, Anna-Sophie Philippi, Jasper Ph. Mielke, Karoline Henkel, Arto Buhmann
  • Director of Photography Leander Ott
  • Editor Camila Mercadal
  • Production Design Jonathan Saal
  • Costume Design Julia Kneusels
  • Make Up Julika Leiendecker
  • Sound Design & Mixing Lorenz Fischer
  • Original Sound Robert Niemeyer
  • Music Marcus Sander
  • Commissioning Editor Verena Veihl, Cooky Ziesche (rbb)

Festivals and awards

  • 2021 German Film Award – Short List
  • 2020 German Film Critics Award – Nomination ‘Best Debut Film’
  • 2020 Achtung Berlin Festival 3 Awards for Best Script, Best Ensemble, Best Production
  • 2020 German Acting Award – Award for Gisa Flake as ‘Best Actress’
  • 2020 Palm Springs International Filmfestival – International Premiere
  • 2019 Festival des Deutschen Films Ludwigshafen – Main Award ‘Film Art Award’
  • 2019 First Steps Award – Nomination for ‘Best Feature Film’   
  • 2019 Filmz Mainz – Award for ‘Best Feature Film’ 
  • 2019 Kinofest Lünen – Award for Best Script and Honorable Mention for Best Ensemble
  • 2019 Ahrenshooper Filmnächte – Award for Best Script

  • 2020 Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis
  • 2020 Neiße Filmfestival
  • 2019 Biberacher Filmfestspiele
  • 2019 International Filmfestival Braunschweig
  • 2019 International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg
  • 2020 Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival



A marvelous insight into the souls of three lost humans, who still don’t give up searching. Because they want to find themselves – even if it is in the soul of others.

Rüdiger Suchsland, Film Critic (artechock)