RADIO

2021 IMPORTED FATHERS

radio documentary

Men become fathers. Foreign fathers in Finland. Even open cultural borders can become difficult terrain. After IMPORTED HUSBANDS another portrait of male identities.

With: Sebastian Urzendowsky

Written and directed by Jonas Rothlaender


2017 SATOMIS GEHEIMNIS

radio drama

A German journalist in Japan. He is supposed to report on the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in 2011. But when he meets his childhood love again, his own reality is shaken.

With: Hans Löw, Joy Maria Bai, Luise Heyer, Lily Kottkamp, Lars Rudolph, Ernst Stötzner, Prodromos Antoniadis, Gen Seto und Yusuke Yamasaki


Music: Julius Pollux Rothlaender

Written and directed by Jonas Rothlaender

With support of Goethe Institute / Villa Kamogawa, Kyoto

Production: SWR 2017


2016 IMPORTED HUSBANDS

radio documentary

There was a saying in Finland in the late 90s that foreign men living there came to the far north either for Nokia or for a Finnish woman.

Jonas Rothlaender recently fell in love with a Finnish woman himself, and over time he has met several other men who have also come to the far north for love. So called IMPORTED HUSBANDS. Jonas meets different men who, just like himself, are confronted with the cold and endless nights, the quiet caginess of the Finns and ultimately with their own insecurity and vulnerability in this circumstance. So what at first glance seems like a clash of cultures, turns out to be an exciting story of male identities.

* nominated for Prix Europa in 2017

With: Sebastian Urzendowsky

Written and directed by Jonas Rothlaender

Production: SWR in co-production with YLEISRADIO 2016