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By Christian PETZOLD

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Drama - Completed 2014


    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 98 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Christian PETZOLD
    • Writer(s)
    • Christian PETZOLD
    • Producer(s)
    • Florian KOERNER VON GUSTORF (SCHRAMM FILM), Michael WEBER (SCHRAMM FILM)
    • Synopsis
    • June, 1945. Badly injured, her face destroyed, Auschwitz survivor
      Nelly returns to her hometown, Berlin. She’s accompanied by Lene,
      a Jewish Agency employee and Nelly’s friend from pre-war days.
      Having barely recovered from facial surgery, Nelly ignores Lene’s
      warnings and sets out to find her husband, Johnny – the love of her
      life who, by refusing to abandon their marriage, protected her from
      Nazi persecution for so long.
      Nelly’s family has been murdered in the Holocaust. Johnny is convinced
      that his wife, too, is dead. When Nelly finally tracks him down,
      he recognizes nothing but an unnerving resemblance and doesn’t
      believe it could really be her. Hoping to secure her family’s inheritance,
      Johnny suggests to Nelly that she take on the identity of his
      late wife.
      Nelly agrees: She becomes her own imposter. She wants to know
      whether Johnny loved her – and whether he betrayed her. Nelly
      wants her old life back.
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