The Return - Sem Dhul

As an escape helper in India, Ralf (Ralf Bauer) fights against the Chinese regime and for the freedom of the Tibetans, to whose community he has found unique access. He has left his past in Germany far behind. That's why he can hardly believe his eyes when one day in the middle of the Himalayas his childhood friend Tonio ( Antonio Putignano ) stands in front of him.

The surfer lifestyle of St. Peter-Ording and the philosophy of Tibet are reflected in the story about a freedom fighter who once fled from Germany to an Indian monastery to face a personal dilemma.

After his return, Ralf has to realize how far China's arm in Europe already stretches: the town on the North Sea is about to make an investment that will change everything. The surfer's paradise is to give way to a hotel complex.

Access to certain plots on the beach of St. Peter-Ording also ensures access to the energy supply of the north German mainland via puppets China.

Respect for nature, the urge for freedom, the connection to his homeland and the search for fulfillment lead to Ralf deciding to accept a bitter legacy and to accept the challenge, which is carried out as a bet on the water: windsurfers against kiters,
Old versus young, ego versus compassion...

THE RETURN - SEM DHUL is humorous, dramatic and deeply touching.

Starring alongside Bauer are Wilma Elles , who has a large following in Turkey, Bollywood megastar Gulshan Grover , and young talents such as Marta Shkop , Jonathan Weiske , Maurice Pawlewski and Nora Sucher .

Bauer met again in front of the camera with companions such as Wolfgang Maria Bauer , Ralph Misske and Antonio Putignano .

© Ralle Films GmbH 2021

Spectator votes:


Such a wonderful film, full of emotions and super great insights. A thousand thanks to Ralf and the whole team.


Great film, very successful, I had to laugh, I had to cry. Very entertaining. Am thrilled.


A beautiful, emotional film where tears will flow and which shows so many beautiful corners of Sankt Peter Ording that I had to see the film twice. The film is worth seeing!


Thank you for the memory of beautiful "old days" in St. Peter paired with completely new pictures from an impressive India.


DEAR MR. BAUER AND TEAM + crew and everyone who belongs to it! ...I'm so excited about this film. A fantastic production with soulful depth, esprit, love, passion, impressive pictures and actors and the important knowledge that charity and spirituality are valuable for all beings...
... when our paths accidentally crossed on the beach of my favorite place *SPO* and I heard that there was a new film with + from them.
...further success and happiness,
light and love,

Sabine B.

A great film in which everything is just right: the story, the emotions, the message, the actors, the film music, the scenery, the dialogues, the editing, etc. The best film I've seen in a long time, intelligent, touching, thoughtful, emotional , my deep bow and thank you for this film.

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Against the impressive backdrop of the North Sea and the mountains of the Himalayas, Ralf Bauer realized a moving drama about friendship, betrayal and loyalty as producer, director and leading actor.

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