Genre: drama, thriller
Translation: russian subtitles
Length: 188 min.
Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Cast: Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer, Saskia Rosendahl, Oliver Masucci, Ina Weisse, Evgeniy Sidikhin
Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, film tells the story of Kurt, a young art student who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie. Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband, a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Seeband committed decades ago.
Awards and festivals:
Venice Film Festival – Leoncino d'Oro Agiscuola Award, Arca Cinema Giovani Award (Best Film in Competition)
Academy Award nomination – Best Foreign Language Film of the Year, Best Achievement in Cinematography
Golden Globe nomination – Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language
German Film Award nomination – Film Award in Gold (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role)
Palm Springs International Film Festival – participation
Moscow International Film Festival – participation