Screenwriter: Jan Soldat



A series of falls from height, but also splatter scenes, close-ups of bloody faces, screams, screams and more screams. Staging Death – ironic, clever, but also incredibly reverent towards the great Udo Kier – represents a milestone in Jan Soldat’s filmography. At the Cannes Film Festival 2022, section Quinzaine des Réalisateurs.


Always the storyteller of a world unknown to most, of the world of the outsiders, of those who are marginalised by society because they are considered ‘different’, ‘perverse’, ‘sick’, the young German documentary filmmaker Jan Soldat, in his Resident Ground Floor, takes us by the hand into Heiko’s everyday life – letting him confide and show himself as he is – proving to be as detached as necessary, but also incredibly close to his protagonist.