Winter Journey

Winter Journey

Direction: Anders Østergaard


Germany, Denmark, 2019
88 Min.

Sing Me A Song 1929 - The Year Babylon

zero one film in Coproduction with Plus Pictures, NDR.
Funded by Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig Holstein, FFA, DFI, DR-TV, SVT, YLE, Nordic Film, Creative Europe.

Rental: RFF – Real Fiction Filmverleih e.K.

World Premiere: 23.11.2019, IDFA Amsterdam
Video premiere: 12.11.2021



Martin Goldsmith never knew what really had happened to his parents Georg and Rosemarie before their escape from Germany in 1941. As he confronts his father over a long weekend, we are brought back to the complex 1930s, when his parents were young musicians in a bizarre organisation – Jüdischer Kulturbund. Here, at the mercy of Joseph Goebbels, they devoted their youth to music until they escaped at the very last minute. They were courageous Jewish musicians who struggled to perform under difficult circumstances and yet found time to fall in love in a country bent on destroying them. Martin Goldsmith himself is the unseen interviewer and a vulnerable Bruno Ganz his father in his final role.


Internationales Filmwochenende Würzburg



Direction: Anders Østergaard
Co-director: Erzsébet Rácz
Screenplay: Anders Østergaard, Martin Goldsmith
Research: Monika Preischl
Producer: Mette Heide, Thomas Kufus
Line Producer: Tassilo Aschauer,  Justin Kreinbrink
Director of Photography: Henner Besuch
Cinematographer: Lars Skree
Editor: Anders Villadsen
Art director: Darren Clark
Sound engineer: Dominik Schleier
Re Recording Mixer: Martin Steyer
Dialogue editor: Peter Schultz

Cast: Bruno Ganz, Martin Goldsmith, Leonard Scheicher, Harvey Friedman, András Bálint, Dani Levy