Kennedys Liebe zu Europa

Documentary drama about John F. Kennedy’s travels in pre- and post-war Europe. What is behind the political pop star and the famous phrase “Ich bin ein Berliner”?

Based on Kennedy’s diaries, the film tells the story of an adventurous student who is inspired by cultural heritage and begins to think about political contexts. The film shows the young Kennedy as a diplomatic novice, political naïf and successful president whose idea of a strong Europe alongside the USA is still visionary almost 60 years later.


  • 27. Oktober 2022, ARTE
  • 26. Juni, 2023, ARD

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“JFK’s Love For Europe” is distributed by Autentic GmbH.

Dirk Eisfeld, Kai Christiansen
Director: Kai Christiansen
Commissioning Editors: Philipp Abresch (NDR/ARTE), Monika Schäfer (NDR/ARTE), Jens Stubenrauch (RBB), Caroline Haidacher (ORF)
Executive Producer: OnnO Ehlers, Clara Gerst
Sandra Maischberger
Production: VINCENT PRODUCTIONS for NDR/arte, rbb, ORF

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