Brain tattoo

Hans suffers from schizophrenia. He is convinced that a certain group of people wants to take over the regulation of water on Earth and that this group is persecuting him because he has discovered their secret. He is convinced that he is on the verge of uncovering a major conspiracy and that he can save the world with his research. Hans has been and continues to be treated for his illness and is on medication. In the waiting room of his psychotherapist, he meets Marie, a sympathetic young woman who has gained his confidence. Hans hopes Marie will help him uncover the supposed conspiracy and delve deeper into his theory, but Marie is interested in something else. Marie wants to get to know the broken, destroyed parts of Hans’ personality. She persuades him to stop taking his medication and drives him deeper and deeper into his delusion.


Hans Demsky
Benedikt Kosian
Marie Winter
Lina Witte
Gehirntattoo - Poster 1

Brain tattoo

Lukas Röder

  • Fiction
Production Country / Year
Germany 2021
de. OF mit en. UT
DCP, Color, 61min
1.78:1 (16:9), Other audio format
Original Title

Director & Crew

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Lukas Röder

Born in 1993 in Starnberg. Studies directing at University of Television and Film Munich.


2017 HEIMLICH, Kurzfilm  HOF (2017)

2018 LEBEN SCHMECKEN, Kurzfilm  HOF 2018

2019 FICK MICH FREI, Kurzfilm  HOF 2019

2020 DEINS IST AUCH MEINS,  Kurzfilm  HOF 2020 

2021 GEHIRNTATTOO,  Spielfilm  HOF 2021 

“Schizophrenia is a mean, powerful, and sometimes funny disease. The stigma people with mental illness - especially schizophrenia - face is tremendous. Who can I tell? Who will understand? Do people see me differently now? GEHIRNTATTOO is not an easy film. Just as mental illness is not easy. But it is a film that is meant to empower. A film that stands up against stigmas and pleads for empathy.”

Lukas Röder
Lukas Röder
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