Lost in Religion

  • Mountainfilm

"This film is a very personal cinematic search for answers to the question, if I should baptize my son – if his life will be better with god and if yes - with which god? It is a road movie."




52 min


Marc Burth


After becoming a father, Marc Burth has a problem: Two children and no fitting religion for them. His father is Protestant, his mother is Jewish, and his sister a shaman. His wife’s dad is a Moslem; her mother, Catholic. Making the right choice for his children in this intersection of religions is a difficult job for the confused filmmaker! Searching for answers, Marc Burth meets people that have a relationship with God and some that consciously don’t. He talks to atheists, shamans, Jesuits, Jews, Moslems, heathens and many more. He wants to know if God exists and why religion should be important to his children. The film is a playful, crazy, slightly neurotic approach to the question many people find a hard nut to crack and humanity will always search answers for: Does God exist? And if yes, how many gods are there?

Written and directed by
Marc Burth

Frank Griebe

Sound Recordists
Oliver Grafe
Martin Kleinmichel
Nir Antman
Manuel Zimmer

Christof Schilling

Music by
Nils Kacirek
Orna Ralston

Jörg Höhne

Technical Supervisor
Philipp Weigold

Line Producer
Kathrin Isberner

Research and Production Coordination
Israel Nilly Kalmar

Production Coordinator
Nick Pastucha

Creative Producer
Anahita Nazemi
Maria Wischnewski

Christian Beetz

Robert Ralston

Commissioning Editors (NDR)
Mirja Kaiser
Maren Niemeyer
Monika Schäfer

Lost in Religion
  • „Just in diesem Moment überraschen uns die aus dem Theaterbereich stammenden jungen Regisseure Hans Block und Moritz Riesewieck mit einem erstaunlichen Dokumentarfilm, der seit Monaten Publikum und Kritik auf den wichtigsten Festivals der Welt elektrisiert. Völlig zu Recht: Es ist, als würden einem die Scheuklappen weggerissen, als sähe man das, was sich seit Jahren direkt vor unseren Augen abspielt, zum ersten Mal unverschleiert... eine fesselnde ,Doku noir' mit höchstem Anspruch...Dieser Film müsste an allen Schulen gezeigt werden.“
    Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

In co-production with

  • ndr

In association with

  • arte

Supported by

  • Film und Medienstiftung NRW
  • medienboard
  • ffa
  • dfff
  • media EU
  • Flanders