What He Did

  • 9 10
  • 2015
  • 62min
What He Did
  • Original Title: Det han gjorde

A man who killed his life companion in a jealousy fit tries to live in isolation after serving a seven-year sentence. But how to live with what he did?

What He Did

AWARDS: FIPRESCI Award Best Documentary. Thessaloniki 

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Nordische/ Dok Leipzig/ Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival/ Thessaloniki Documentary Festival/ CPH:DOX

What He Did. Living with the unforgivable

In 1988 Jens Michael Schau killed his life companion of thirteen years in a jealousy fit. Schau was sentenced to ten years in prison and served his time in a psychiatric hospital.

He was released after seven years. Today he lives an isolated life forever punishing himself for what he did. 
The film evolves around the question: How do you live with having done something unforgivable? 

Production Companies

Jesper Jack

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