The Ugly Truth

  • Director

    Krishna Ashu Bhati

  • Country, Year, Length

    Germany, 2021, 1 hour 36 minutes 27 seconds

  • Category

    Narrative Feature

  • Format


  • Festival Year



Mona, her husband Theo and daughter Hanna live in an idyllic villa on the outskirts of Berlin. When the attractive 18 years old daughter of a friend comes to visit, the profound problems and fragility of the small family reveal, as a tragic downward spiral takes its inevitable course.


Krishna Ashu Bhati, Director, Writer
Eva Habermann, Writer
Eva Habermann, Producer
Alexander König, Producer
Marcus Grüsser, Key Cast, “Theo Kaufmann”
Eva Habermann, Key Cast, “Mona Kaufmann”
Caroline Hartig, Key Cast, “Alina”
Lilly Liefers, Key Cast, “Hanna Kaufmann”
Emma Schweiger, Key Cast, “Jenny”
Christoph Wieczorek, DOP
Henning Schulz, Art Direction
Jeanette Sendler, Costume Designer
Claudio Demel, Martin Hertel, Sound
Daniel Kundrat, Editor
Marvin H. Keil, Sound Design
Chris Köbke, Music

Director Biography

Krishna Ashu Bhati was born in 1980 in Berlin.
Being partly Indian, partly German, his movies are inspired by two very different cultural backgrounds. He started writing and directing at the age of 24. His first feature film BITTER SÜSS has won several awards and the script has been sold to the US for a remake.
DIE WAHRE SCHÖNHEIT/THE UGLY TRUTH is his second feature film and his first script in cooperation with Eva Habermann.