Only a handful of lives

TV Movie


Anette is in her early 40s and, after a difficult separation, has managed to build a beautiful future together with Thomas (mid 40s). Moreover, they have managed to bring their two biological children Eva (10 years old) and Julia (13 years old) together in a patchwork family. Of course, there are the usual problems; after all, you can't expect two girls so young to just leave their biological parents behind and adjust directly to a new family, including siblings.

Their happiness seems perfect when Anette becomes pregnant again and they are expecting a child together. Everyone is in joyful anticipation, Julia and Eva are also happy, even though a new sibling can also be annoying. But then, during one of the preliminary examinations, abnormalities are discovered in Anette's baby.

Anette and Thomas, who is a doctor himself, are shocked, but they encourage each other to wait for the further examinations before panicking. Then the devastating diagnosis: "Trisomy 18". The young family faces a highly emotional ordeal.


Broadcaster: WDR
Executive Producers: Michael Souvignier, Heike Voßler
TV Editor: Caren Toennissen
Director: Franziska Meletzky
Camera: Bella Halben
Writer: Henriette Piper
Line Prodcuer: Till Derenbach
Production Manager: Jutta Bürsgens
Production Design: Wolfgang Baark
Costume Design: Elisabeth Kraus
Make-up: Nadia Homri
Casting: Marc Schötteldreier
Music: Eike Hosenfeld
Editing: Jürgen Winkelblech

Starring: Annette Frier, Christian Erdmann, Aleen Jana Kötter, Samuel Weiss, Katharina Schmalenberg and many more.