Screen can reveal the first trailer for Hans-Christian Schmid’s We Are Next Of Kin which is screening at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR, January 25-February 5) in the Limelight strand.

Inspired by real events surrounding the kidnapping of German author and multi-millionaire Jan Philipp Reemtsma, the drama is told through the perspective of Reemtsma’s son who was 13 at the time – his autobiography of which the film is based on. 

We Are Next Of Kin is produced by Germany’s 23/5 Filmproduktion. The Match Factory is handling international sales.

The film premiered at Hamburg in September.