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He wants to be a cool father, but Bernd's overly compassionate parenting style deprives Philipp of the chance to grow and rebel. Winner of the First Steps Award, PHILIPP is Fabian Möhrke's diploma film from the Academy of Film and Television in Potsdam. Philipp suffers from not being able to detach himself from his cool and friendly (and hovering) father. Philipp is fifteen. Bernd, Philipp’s dad, does what he can to be a good buddy to his son. He’s even full of understanding when Philipp steals from him. And it’s not just Philipp’s friends who think Bernd’s a really cool dad; even Caro, Philipp’s new girlfriend, takes a shine to him. Without meaning any harm, Bernd is smothering his son.