Germany, 1933. When well-known psychiatrist Karl Bonhoeffer is asked to examine Reichstag arsonist Marinus van der Lubbe and testifying to his clinical sanity in court, he expects to be dealing with another "dim-witted communist". As it turns out, nothing could be further from the truth: through their conversations and the events in Berlin 1933, 00the initially self-complacent psychiatrist gets more and more confused by the half-blind vagabond – a visionary, predicting a terrible war and who’s confronting him, Bonhoeffer and his family with absolute choices.
This story of Van der Lubbe and the Bonhoeffers is a story for all times, but perhaps now more relevant than ever. The world is in turmoil, the call for ‘strong men’, right-wing politicians who will set clear borders and bring back law and order is louder than ever and shows fascinating parallels with Germany in the 1930’s. Is it time to act and set the house on fire? Are modern day suicide bombers who fly their planes in skyscrapers Van der Lubbe’s children? Or is the present rise of extreme nationalism and religious fanaticism a hiccup that will eventually develop into multicultural understanding and world peace?
WILL I SEE YOU TOMORROW? is a timely reminder that seeing developments for what they really are while they are happening is extremely difficult. And acting upon them taking courage and vision.
In development. Release: 2023.