Release: 20.01.2023


The door slams shut, the key rattles: Momo now is alone in his nine square meter prison cell. The 19-year-old is facing nine years for a crime that his uncle Amar and his cousins boldly framed him for. His career as a professional football player, which he thought was secure, is suddenly out of reach; instead, he has to cope with the tough prison system. His only support is the prison football team. While his girlfriend and his mother worry about the desperate inmate, clan boss Amar blackmails him hard: Only if Momo submits to him and starts dealing in prison he will grant "protection". How long can Momo hold on to his resolve not to become a criminal?


ASBEST is a production of PANTALEON Films GmbH on behalf of ARD Degeto for ARD Mediathek.
The series is funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.
Available on ARD Mediathek on January 20th, 2023


Xidir aka Koder Alian, Lulu Hacke, David Kross, Anatole Taubman, Stipe Erceg, Uwe Preuss, Veysel Gelin, Ludwig Trepte, Jasmin Tabatabai, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Claudia Michelsen, Burak Yigit, Jan Georg Schütte, Detlev Buck, Tim Seyfi, Anna Bederke, Sönke Möhring, Frederick Lau, Nicolette Krebitz, Sabin Tambrea, Aaron Altaras, Christian Kahrmann, Alexander Beyer, Hubert Koundé and Kida Khodr Ramadan.


Director: Kida Khodr Ramadan
Screenplay: Juri Sternburg
DOP: Simon Dat Vu
Producers: Dan Maag, Frank Kusche, Patrick Zorer and Yoko Higuchi-Zitzmann
Coproducer: Katja Eichinger