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Monte Carlo, June 20th, 2018 (SIGNIS). The German TV film Der Polizist, Der Mord Und Das Kind by director Johannes Fabrick, produced by the German company Hager Moss Film, is the SIGNIS prize at the 58th Monte-Carlo Television Festival.
This film tells the true story of Carlos Benede, a police officer in the Victim Protection Department, whose life will be turned upside down by the case of Alexander, 11, who saw his father murder his mother.
According to the SIGNIS jury, "This film is very moving, because this police officer gives a personal answer to the consequences of a current social problem (violence) that he faces daily during his work. On two occasions, he has been involved with children traumatized by the murder of their mothers, and in both cases, he makes the generous decision to welcome them home and integrate them into his family. This film shows how a complicated personal past (Carlos Benede was raised by a nun as a result of his mother's abandonment) can become a transformative experience that leads to confronting reality with a more engaged attitude to the problems and suffering of others. "
The SIGNIS jury at the 58th Monte-Carlo Television Festival is composed of Carlos Garde (Italy), Isabelle Verbrugge (Belgium), Frank Frost (USA), Lisa Bhajan (Trinidad and Tobago).