Prince (Le Prince)


Two people whose lives could hardly be more disparate meet in Frankfurt’s seedy Bahnhofsviertel district. Monika (mid-40s) is a curator. When accidentally caught up in a raid, she meets Joseph, a Congolese businessman keeping himself afloat with import-export deals while searching for investors in a diamond mine in the Congo. 

Screenplay: Hannes Held, Lisa Bierwirth

Cinematography: Jenny Lou Ziegel

Editing: Bettina Böhler

Cast: Ursula Strauss, Passi Balende, Nsumbo Tango Samuel, Victoria Trauttmansdorff

Producer: Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Maren Ade

Production: Komplizen Film, ZDF – Das kleine Fernsehspiel

Lisa Bierwirth

German filmmaker, born in 1983. Studied directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin from 2006 to 2016. There she made several short and medium-length films. Before and during her studies she worked in the areas of production, editing, casting and assistant directing. “Le Prince” is her debut film and was nominated for the German Screenplay Prize “Best Unfilmed Screenplay” by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

MENA Premiere


Fiction, 2021, Color, 125 min

Film Information

German, English, French


Lisa Bierwirth