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 dreams of a life as a knight, pirate or pope. With her refusal of traditional role models, she turns into an outsider even within her own family. Years later after her father’s death, her mother hands her a box as a heirloom. The content: high heels, long fingernails, make-up and a wig - her father’s secret treasure. All of a sudden Uli sees her family, her father, herself and the society around her in a completely new light. A true story about family secrets, gender identity and the confusions of love - told as a tragic-comic rollercoaster ride through animated and filmed images.

Writer & Director: Uli Decker
: Siri Klug
: Frank Müller
: Katharina Bergfeld, Martin Heisler
Commissioning editor
: Burkhard Althoff (ZDF)