Documentary Films

GANZ - HOW I LOST MY BEETLE

A film by Suzanne Raes

A co-production by submarine, LICHTBLICK FILM and WILDart FILM
With WDR, NTR
Supported by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Netherlands Film Fund, CoBo Funds (NL), Mediafund (NL)

Based on the book by Paul Schilperoord

LOGLINE
Josef Ganz was a brilliant engineer and sharp-tongued journalist. Arrested as a Jew in Germany, he was able to escape to Switzerland, got eventually expelled there and deprived of the prosperity of his patents. Forgotten and impoverished, he died in exile while his vision became an icon of the mobile age: the VW-Beetle.

Author & Director: Suzanne Raes
Producers: Bruno Felix, Femke Wolting (submarine BV) | Carl-Ludwig Rettinger (Lichtblick Film)