Überall wo wir sind

Everywhere We Are
Heiko, 29, is a fun-loving dance teacher from Berlin. For the past seven years he has battled with a fatal illness. Just when his family and his friends had begun to get used to Heiko’s continued survival in spite of all the prognoses, he receives the diagnosis that he does not have much longer to live. He decides to return to his parents’ house to die. But even now, Heiko and especially his father, Jürgen, refuse to give up hoping for a miracle. His mother, Karin, on the other hand tries to prepare him for what is to come. She would like to tell her son about her own near-death experience but can’t seem to find the right moment. Day and night, so many of Heiko’s friends and relatives come to the house to spend time at his bedside, wanting to be near him again, to cry, but also to laugh together. Heiko’s sister preoccupies herself with the organisational side of things and tries to hold up by keeping her distance. The ways in which all of these people cope with loss and grief are as diverse as they are.
by Veronika Kaserer Germany 2018 German 92’ Colour Documentary form


Written and Directed by Veronika Kaserer
Cinematography Veronika Kaserer, Jan Zabeil, Jakob Stark
Editing Kathrin Dietzel
Music Uwe Bossenz, Tom Werner
Sound Design Tobias Festag
Sound Uwe Bossenz, Tobias Festag
Producers Veronika Kaserer, Jan Zabeil

Veronika Kaserer

Born in Bolzano, Italy in 1982, she graduated from the ZeLIG film school in Bolzano in 2010. Her short films have screened at numerous national and international documentary film festivals. She lives and works in Berlin.


2018 Überall wo wir sind (Everywhere We Are); documentary

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019