THE DAY I WAS NOT BORN

DAS LIED IN MIR

By Florian COSSEN

SOMMERHAUS FILMPRODUKTION GMBH - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2010

In Buenos Aires, a young German woman uncovers a long-kept family secret whose origins go back to the time of the Argentinean military dictatorship.

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& Awards

Sofia IFF 2011
Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 84 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Florian COSSEN
    • Writer(s)
    • Elena VON SAUCKEN, Florian COSSEN
    • Producer(s)
    • Fabian MAUBACH, Jochen LAUBE
    • Synopsis
    • During a stopover on her way to Chile, 31-year-old Maria (Jessica Schwarz) recognizes a nursery rhyme in Buenos Aires. Maria doesn't speak a word of Spanish, but without understanding what she is singing she remembers the Spanish lyrics. Disturbed and thrown off course, she breaks her journey and wanders through the unfamiliar city. On the phone to Germany she tells her father, Anton (Michael Gwisdek), about her experience and the peculiar fascination the unfamiliar city has on her. Two days later, Anton suddenly turns up at Maria's hotel with something to confess Maria spent the first three years of her life in Buenos Aires during the military dictatorship at the end of the seventies, until the people she had always thought were her parents adopted her and brought her to Germany. Father and daughter begin a journey together in search of Maria's biological parents. Anton does everything he can to not lose his daughter.
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