Johanna Sunder-Plassmann, Tama Tobias-Macht

Film Education

Matze, Elvis, Peter and Sergio live »outside«, on the streets, in the woods – on the margins of a society that ignores and disdains them, in a parallel world where they struggle to survive every day.
The four men offer the two directors an insight into their world; they let us look inside their plastic bags and shopping trolleys and show us personal belongings to which they are emotionally attached. These are the anchor points from which their stories unfold.

»The film does more than merely observe and listen. We weren’t just interested in presenting biographies. We wanted our protagonists to be seen in a different light for one night. That’s why their sleeping places changed for the duration of one night. We started with their belongings and stories and created a new space. The places where our protagonists seek shelter, their camp, turned into individual compositions, like stage sets or museum showcases. What we’ve heard and seen before is heightened and becomes graphic. A picture of their inner world is created.«
– Tama Tobias-Macht, Johanna Sunder-Plassmann

Director/ Script /Editing

Tama Tobias-Macht, Johanna Sunder-Plassmann


Sophie Maintigneux


Filipp Forberg




Real Fiction Filme, Joachim Kühn

Johanna Sunder-Plassmann

Johanna Sunder-Plassmann studied free art/media art at Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar and the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera Milano until 2008. She then studied film at Cologne Academy of Media Arts between 2008 and 2013, working as a project manager and creative director at the Museum of Innocence in Istanbul. Since 2013, she has worked as a freelance director and exhibition designer for museums, including the Deutsches Filmmuseum Frankfurt am Main and the Märkisches Museum Berlin. Sunder-Plassmann lives and works in Cologne.

Filme von Johanna Sunder-Plassmann
Blending In 2017 | Istanbul Collecting 2014

Tama Tobias-Macht

After studying photography at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Tama Tobias-Macht studied film at Cologne Academy of Media Arts from 2006. She has worked as a free-lance director, editor and photographer since 2012. Her work has earned her the NRW Sponsorship Award for Young Artists in the film category and the Award for Young Film Art from the Nationalgalerie and German Film Academy (shortlisted). Tobias-Macht lives and works in Cologne.

Films by Tama Tobias-Macht
Blending In 2017 | 2000m2 mit Garten 2012 | Frau Macht 2011 | Haltestelle Hansaring 2008