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TV-Documentary by Michael Werder, 51 Minutes

Original title: Eine Familie kämpft - Leben mit einer unheimlichen Krankheit

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Further Information about the desease Niemann Pick C:




In Spring 2010 the parents Hanny and Christoph learnt that their adult son and their two daughters suffer from the same very rare dease: Niemann Pick, a genetic desease that is incurable to date. Michael Werder is a friend of the family. With his camera, he has accompanied the Poincilits during ups and downs of their everyday life for the last 4 years. The film shows how the family - with lots of positive energy - cope with their fate and never give up hope of finding a cure. 

Cast and Crew

With the Poincilit family and Maya Streich, Robin Dressler and Marianne Rohrbach.

Written and directed by
Michael Werder

Quinn Reimann

Michael Werder


Ivan Steiner

Stephan Glattfelder

Jean-Pierre Gerth

EditingRolf Lang

Original music and


Silvan Gretener
Final mixManfred Gysi
SpeakerRoman Haselbacher
ProducerPeter Zwierko
Associate Producers

Vadim Jendreyko

Hercli Bundi

In coproduction withSchweizer Radio und Fernsehen


TV-Documentary by Michael Werder 

Coproduction Mira Film GmbH and Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen SRF

HDCam, 51 Minutes, Colour, 16:9
© 2014 Mira Film
ISAN Nr. 0000-0003-C3D8-0000-Y-0000-0000-9

Funded and supported by Teleproduktions-Fonds, Kanton Zug, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Paul Schiller Stiftung, Familien Vontobel Stiftung, NP Suisse, Succès passage antenne SRG SSR



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