MONIKA - Che Guevara’s Avenger

Monika Ertl is a young German woman who grew up among exiled Germans in Bolivia. Where Nazi war criminals meet fugitives, where guerrillas and secret services engage in a fierce battle for supremacy.

Monika belongs to the establishment, her father was Leni Riefenstahl‘s Nazi-propaganda cameraman. She marries a rich mining manager, plays golf and tennis. The Germans exchange views on business and politics at „5 o‘clock teas.“ In the middle of it all Monika‘s uncle Klaus – Klaus Altmann.

When suddenly a train accident happens and dozens of miners die, this awakens
Monika‘s political side to life. She sympathizes with the guerrillas, worships Che Guevara and finally joins the guerrillas. Monika becomes a fighter and an assassin.

One morning Bolivia´s top diplomat in Germany is shot in the head right in his office in Hamburg. By a young woman whose description fits Monika exactly. Monika took revenge on Che‘s murderer, who has become a diplomat. Soon she is targeted by an old acquaintance: Klaus Altmann. also known as Klaus Barbie, SS henchman, the „Butcher of Lyon“, who is now head of Bolivia‘s secret police and supported by the CIA. Between East and West, Left and Right and Good and Evil a drama of life and death takes its course.


Directed by:
Wilfried Hauke
Producers Interspot Film:
Ingrid Klingohr
Nikolaus & Nils Klingohr
Executive Producer Interspot Film:
Stephan Hönigmann
Developed by:
Interspot Film and Ida Film
Supported by:
MOIN Film Fund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein

Your contact person
Hönigmann Executive Producer