My life with Carlos

  • Antenna IDFF Sydney
  • Berlin beyond FF
  • Guangzhou IDFF
  • Hotdogs Filmmaker
  • Hotdogs top10
  • idfa
  • Canadian sport FF
  • One world FF Bratislava
  • One world FF Prag
  • Verzio Human Rights DFF
  • E-Dox FF

“my life with Carlos” is the voyage of a son in search of the memory of his assassinated father. It is also the emotional history of a country that refuses to remember. It is the intimate diary of a broken family struggling to overcome tragedy. It is the minimal story of a group of men and women as told by themselves.




83 min


Germán Berger-Hertz 


‘My Life with Carlos’ is the journey of a son (director German Berger-Hertz) trying to learn the truth about his father, who was killed in 1973 in Pinochet’s Chile. Deeply-personal, poetic, and suspenseful, the film chronicles the heroic actions that led to Carlos Berger’s death and the devastating effect it had on his family. In this powerful cinematic document, Berger-Hertz confronts not only the horrors of his country’s past but also his own.

Written by
Joaquim Jordá 
Germán Berger-Hertz 
Roberto Brodsky

Directed by
Germán Berger-Hertz

Director of Photography
Miguel I. Littín Menz

Andrea Chignoli
Danielle Fillios

Miranda & Tobar

Executive producer
Germán Berger-Hertz
Christian Beetz

Commissioning editor
Martin Pieper (ZDF/arte)

My life with Carlos
  • „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

  • wdr

Produced by

  • navigator

In co-production with

  • Cine Directo
  • tve

In association with

  • zdf

In collaboration with

  • arte

Supported by

  • nrw
  • consejo Chile
  • Corfo
  • media
  • cine sur
  • discovery
  • CHV
  • cinecolor

Supported by

  • VW Stiftung