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Jazz singer Sophie receives an urgent phone call from her father, Paul Kromberger. He wants to show her a photo on an American newspaper website – the photo of a woman who bears an astonishing and inexplicable resemblance to his recently deceased wife, Sophie’s mother. Paul asks his daughter to find the woman in the picture – Caterina Fabiani, a celebrated opera singer. Despite her misgivings to please her father, Sophie reluctantly agrees. As she is travelling to New York, she cannot possibly imagine the revelations that await her – about her mother, her father, herself...

A breathless, masterfully orchestrated thriller about family secrets from Margarethe von Trotta (Golden Lion Winner and director of HANNAH ARENDT).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2015
Director Margarethe von Trotta
Screenplay Margarethe von Trotta
Cinematography Axel Block
Cast Katja Riemann, Barbara Sukowa, Matthias Habich, Robert Seeliger, Gunnar Möller, Karin Dor, August Zirner, Tom Beck, Piet Arne Jansen, Rüdiger Vogler
Producer Markus Zimmer
Production Companies Tele München/Munich, Clasart Film/Munich
Runtime 101 min
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Berlinale 2015 (Berlinale Special), Reykjavik 2015, Seminci Valldolid 2015, Dublin 2016, Beijing 2016
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds
German Distributor Concorde Filmverleih

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