by Thomas Sieben


110 minutes, Thriller, in development

Director / Writer: Thomas Sieben
Producer: One Two Films

Funding: FFA Script Development

Award: Special Pitch Award Connecting Cottbus 2014


When the German ambassador of a Central Asian republic is attacked by a radical organization, a chain of events is triggered. An ambitious representative of the German government goes underground and tries to find the assassins. A cotton field worker is trapped by Islamic fundamentalists and a business man sees the opening of his new cotton factory in danger because of the assault. The Vegetable Lamb is a political thriller full of economical corruption and human exploitation.

DIRECTOR: Thomas Sieben

Thomas Sieben, born in 1976 in Cologne, studied politics in Muenster, before going to the US to study film and photography at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Back in Germany, he released his first short film Hit and Run (2002). His first feature film Distance, starring Ken Duken opened the Berlinale Perspektive German Cinema in 2009. His second feature film The Dam (2013), starring Friedrich Mücke and Liv Lisa Fries, was also invited to numerous festivals like the Shanghai International Film Festival and picked up several awards. In 2015 he wrote the screenplay for the teenage comedy Fixi on behalf of SamFilm, which was distributed by Constantin Verleih in 2016.


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