Jan Josef Liefers

The Bloom of Yesterday
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The Bloom of Yesterday
An almost romantic comedy on the edge: Holocaust researcher Toto is having a major life crisis. Just when things at home and work could not get worse, he unwantedly gets a new assistent assigned to himself. Zazie is french, jewish, slightly germanophobe and supposed to help Toto to prepare a major congress. As the star of the congress suddenly wants ...
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Four Against the Bank
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Four Against the Bank
Wolfgang Petersen's remake of his own 1974 crime comedy.
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Mara and the Firebringer
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Mara and the Firebringer
Mara Lorbeer, a fifteen year old girl, finds out that she has to save the world because the Norse god Loki is threatening to break free of his chains.
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Men Have to Go through This
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Men Have to Go through This
Paul is done with love - until he meets Lena. Now he has to convince her family on Mallorca of himself being the right one for their daughter. Lena's mother though would prefer Patrick by her side, a hedge funds manager and Lena's ex-boyfriend. Paul is challenged by Patrick to a duel among men and is glad that his three ...
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Head Full of Honey
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Head Full of Honey
Before eleven years old Tilda's parents can put her beloved grandfather in an old people's home due to his progressing Alzheimer disease, she takes him on one last adventure that subliminally threatens to tear her family apart.
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Live is Life 2
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Live is Life 2
Follows "Live is Life" aka "Die Spätzünder".
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Nacht über Berlin
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Nacht über Berlin
"Nacht über Berlin" follows Albert Goldmann, a jew and a member of the social-democratic party (SPD) in 1933. He witnesses the change in society around him and the rise of the Nazi-Party.
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Men Do what Men Can
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Men Do what Men Can
Confirmed bachelor Paul falls for Iris, who’s unfortunately as good as married. Although his friends have women problems of their own, and all end up moving into Paul’s apartment, they concoct a daring plan to help Paul save Iris from marrying the wrong man.
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The Tower
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The Tower

2012
The Tower
Adapted from an award-winning best-selling book by Uwe Tellkamp, 'The Tower' depicts a higher class family’s struggles during crumbling communist rule in 1980’s East Germany. It illustrates the weaknesses and pending downfall of the German communist state through an intimate portrayal of one family's struggles, dreams and decisions. Run-ins with East Germany’s Secret Police reveal the cracks in both the ...
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Simon & the Oaks
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Simon & the Oaks
Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from Germany. After WWII Simon travels to explore his roots - a journey that leads to the basic mysteries of the ...
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Max Minsky and Me
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Max Minsky and Me
Nerdy Jewish Nelly Sue Edelmeister, daughter of a New York mother and Berlin musician in Berlin gets straight A's, except for gym. When she hears her dream prince, actual royal Edouard, a fellow astronomy buff who studies in Luxemburg, patronizes the basketball tournament hosted there by a European school she wants to join her school's girls team.
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Der Untergang der Pamir
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Der Untergang der Pamir
The story of the German sail-training ship Pamir that sunk in a hurricane.
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Storm tide
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Storm tide

2006
Storm tide
Susanne, a meteorologist Hamburg, has detected signs of an incipient sea storm that could devastate the city. Although given the alarm, local authorities do not listen to their warnings. To ensure the magnitude of the tsunami, Susanne decided to move to an oil platform located offshore, which verifies that their dire predictions are to become reality, as the storm will ...
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