Ballouz is based on the non-fiction book “Deutschland draußen” (lit. Germany outside). The Lebanese-born Balloux fled his war-torn country, studied medicine in the GDR, and after years in London and Paris returned to Germany where he settled in the Ueckermark. Journalist Jasper Fabian Wenzel accompanied the doctor in his daily life for six months.
Armin Ballouz is the kind of country doctor we all wish for, but he has become such a rarity. The series Ballouz pays homage to this medical care hero.