Film Info: WARUM (WT)


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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 02/2018

Alexandra Maria Lara appears as Antonia Berger, a young enthusiastic Communist, who goes to the Soviet Union in the 1930s. Whilst there, she is accused of spying and sent to a labor camp. After being released from the Gulag in 1952, she manages to return home to the new socialist East German state with her seriously ill daughter Lydia. Antonia is forced to keep her terrible experiences secret for the common good. It is only after Stalin's death that she speaks out about her time in the Soviet Union. But her newly regained freedom is taken away from her again when her lover, a hospital doctor and committed Communist, informs a functionary. Antonia has to make a choice – between truth or the present.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2018
Director Bernd Böhlich
Screenplay Bernd Böhlich
Cinematography Thomas Plenert
Cast Alexandra Maria Lara, Carlotta von Falkenhayn, Robert Stadlober, Karoline Eichhorn, Barbara Schnitzler, Stefan Kurt, Jürgen Tarrach
Producers Eva-Marie Martens, Alexander Martens
Co-Producers Regina Spreer, Frank Evers
Production Company Mafilm Martens Film- und Fernsehproduktion/Berlin, in co-production with RBB, cine plus Filmproduktion, STL
Original Version
Shooting Dates Jan-March 2018
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, BKM, German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund

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