Egon, a pensioner suffering from dementia, is not treated particularly well by his family. His everyday life consists of humiliation and neglect as well as memories of a better time. One day, his long-lost son comes to visit with his fiancée and her parents to take a family portrait for the upcoming wedding and to get to know each other.


Egon Gruber
Gerhard Fehn
Sven Gruber
Benedict Badenius
Barbara Gruber
Dana Cebulla
Zoe Lange
Stephanie Jost
Torsten Gruber
Daniel Breitfelder
Aliena Gruber
Alexandra Schiller
Manfred Lange
Holger Ebert
Silke Lange
Carole Schmitt
Dr. Bernd Wiegand
René Sydow
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Micon Gerthold

  • Fiction
Production Country / Year
Germany 2021
de. OF ohne UT
Blu-Ray, Black & white, 73min
1.33:1, Stereo

Director & Crew

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Micon Gerthold

Born in 1988 in Herne. Studied Directing at the Ruhrakademie in Schwerte. Active as a director, editor, and screenwriter.


2017 LIMBUS, Kurzfilm

2021 LETHE, Spielfilm HOF 2021

“As a filmmaker, I’ve always had a keen interest in exploring new and unconventional points of view and putting viewers in situations they’ve never encountered before. Through personal experiences with dementia, the idea was born to show the world from the point of view of a dementia sufferer. After many conversations with those affected, their friends and relatives, images emerged for me that can now be seen in LETHE. The most important thing for me was not just to tell a story about this topic, but to make it tangible.”

Director of Photography
Simon Federlein
Julian Hartmann
Set Designer
Alexander Hosfeld
Christian Regiment
Maike Persch
Micon Gerthold
Tobias Heil