Love behind bars: The story of Conny and Pepe

In the fourth of our "Forbidden Love" series of reports, we head to Germany. Pepe is a former Hell's Angel serving time for murder. He will spend most of his life in prison. Conny received a two and a half year sentence for burglary. Through an advert in a magazine they began a written correspondence. These letters started as a way of killing time but eventually became love letters. Even now that Conny has walked free again, she remains committed to the relationship. This is their story.


A collaboration between Arte, RFI and FRANCE 24, "Forbidden Love" brings you the stories of modern-day "Romeo and Juliets", whose relationships are faced with major obstacles, be they religious, racial, political or social.

All reports by Baozi Production.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett.

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