Life in Neuperlach, a suburb of Munich, is idyllic. It is a peaceful world where neighbors know each other and greet each other. Everyone has their own garden, garages line the small paths, and everything is well-maintained. However, the peace has been disturbed recently because refugees are supposed to move in next door. Since some people are afraid of the future noise disturbances, a noise protection device is built. “Biotop” portrays the lives of the residents and investigates the reasons behind the construction.

Duration: 12 minutes 


  • Writer I Director I Editor: Paul Scholten
  • Director of Photography: Micky Graeter
  • Producers: Katharina Kolleczek I Lea Neu

Festivals (selection):

  • Deutscher Nachwuchsfilmpreis 2019
  • Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
  • Regard Bleu Zürich 
  • interfilm Berlin