The Hostage fetches Friedrich von Schillers ballad about a friendship beyond death to highly topical today's Berlin: Two refugee girls exchange their identities, because one of them shall be deported and desires to say goodbye to her lover. The airplane with her best friend is about to start. But she runs to free the hostage. This act of true love moves the passengers. And they stand up for the girls to prevent the take off.
As a filmmaker and author, the qualified actress is writing scripts and developing serials for german productionfirms like X-Filme, Monafilm Vienna, Ziegler Film, Teamworx and Saxonia Media. She won the audience price for best directing with her filmballad “The Sorcerer's Apprentice” at the berlin poetry filmfestival and she presented her shortfilms “Piroggi” und "The Hostage" at the Max Ophüls Filmfestival. In addition, she has written four novels published by S. Fischer Verlag. In 2015 Kerstin Höckel established an own little filmproduction: GEIST&BLITZE