Childhood is the best time of life. A belief that takes root as you get older. But often it is only a transfigured view of the wild time. We don’t transfigure anything and take a look at history. For history is truly full of dramatic childhoods: Boys who in the 18th century are mutilated before puberty in order to preserve their angelic voices. Tutankhamun, who as a child becomes ruler of a giant empire before mysteriously dying as a young man, or the legendary wolf children who spend much of their childhood without human care. And a glance into the animal kingdom shows that a dramatic childhood can begin in the womb.
WRITER: Martin Becker EDITOR: Marie Wilbers COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Johannes Geiger (ZDF), Tina Weimar (ZDF)