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Going Back (Wiederkehr)

Going Back

Shortly after her husband's death, Marianne, who has been living in Paris, goes on a business trip to Berlin, the city where she was born and grew up and which she had left for good just before the fall of the Wall. Whilst there, she meets up again with her childhood sweetheart Hans. Even back then, pro-found differences in their political beliefs had left their mark on their relationship. Hesitantly and shyly, they resume their love-affair. But, neither the external obstacles of that time nor their differences will now stop them from living their lives together. And yet they see that the present differences probably go much deeper than those past ones.


Silvana Abbrescia-Rath was born in Bari/Italy in 1947 and spent her childhood in Rome. After studying Languages, she initially worked in Rome and then in Berlin as a translator and in the field of communication and information. She was a co-founder of the first Italian women's film cooperative "Arcobaleno" and made the medium-length documentary 8 Marzo - giorno di lotta e di festa for RAI in 1977. She attended the German Film & Television Academy (dffb) from 1982-1986 and has worked since then as a freelance filmmaker. Her films include the two short features Kurzsichtig und unterwegs (1984) and Die ewige Stadt (1985), and the full-length features Mira (1987) and Going Back (Wiederkehr, 1994).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1994
Director Silvana Abbrescia-Rath
Screenplay Silvana Abbrescia-Rath
Cinematography Sophie Maintigneux
Bettina Boehler
Martin Daske
Cast Christoph Engel, Dagmar von Thomas, Therese Hämer, Stephan Wolf-Schoenburg
Producers Heino Deckert, Dagmar Jacobsen
Production Companies ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion, DOKfilm/Potsdam, Alert Film/Berlin
Length 92 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Versions English, French, Spanish, Italian
Festivals San Sebastian 1994 (in competition)
German Distributor ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion

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