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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 2014
  • Running time: 102 min
East Germany. Summer, late 70’s. Three years after her boyfriend Wassilij’s apparent death, Nelly Senff decides to escape from behind the Berlin wall with her son Alexej, leaving her traumatic memories and past behind. Pretending to marry a West German,... read more

East Germany. Summer, late 70’s. Three years after her boyfriend Wassilij’s apparent death, Nelly Senff decides to escape from behind the Berlin wall with her son Alexej, leaving her traumatic memories and past behind. Pretending to marry a West German, she crosses the border to start a new life in the West. But soon her past starts to haunt her as the Allied Secret Service begin to question Wassilij’s mysterious disappearance. Is he still alive? Was he a spy? Plagued by her past and fraught with paranoia, Nelly is forced to choose between discovering the truth about her former lover and her hopes for a better tomorrow.

Original Release

03/27/2014

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Cast

Jördis Triebel Dr. Nelly Senff / Nelly
Tristan Göbel Alexej Senff / Alexej
Alexander Scheer Hans Pischke
Jacky Ido John Bird - CIA-Agent / John Bird
Anja Antonowicz Krystyna Jablonowska / Krystina
Stefan Lampadius Jürgen Lüttich
Andreas Nickl Gerd Becker
Gabriele Schulze Frau Breitscheit
Michael Witte Joachim Fierlinger
Tania Carlin Britische Geheimdienstlerin
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Christian Schwochow

Writers

Julia Franck, Heide Schwochow

Cast

Jördis Triebel Dr. Nelly Senff / Nelly
Tristan Göbel Alexej Senff / Alexej
Alexander Scheer Hans Pischke
Jacky Ido John Bird - CIA-Agent / John Bird
Anja Antonowicz Krystyna Jablonowska / Krystina
Stefan Lampadius Jürgen Lüttich
Andreas Nickl Gerd Becker
Gabriele Schulze Frau Breitscheit
Michael Witte Joachim Fierlinger
Tania Carlin Britische Geheimdienstlerin
Julia Franck Französische Geheimdienstmitarbeiterin
Carlo Ljubek Dr. Wassilij Batalow
Kerstin Thielemann Sigrid
Daniel Werner Pfarrer
Rike Eckermann Blumenverkäuferin
Hendrik Arnst Pförtner Neumann
Regine Hentschel Krystynas Chefin
Ryszard Ronczewski Jakub - Krystynas Vater / Krystynas Vater Jakob
Michael Benthin Arthur Wilhelm
Winnie Böwe Susanne

Producers

Editors

Jens Klüber

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