West Movie She Can See Her Future, But Can’t Escape Her Past.

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2014 | R | Drama | 1hr, 42m

East Germany. Summer, late 70’s. Three years after her boyfriend Wassilij’s apparent death, Nelly Senff decides to escape from behind the Berlin wall with her son Alexej, leaving her traumatic mem...

U.S. Release Date

West release date was Friday, November 7, 2014. This was a Limited in theaters release.

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Jordis Triebel
Nelly Senff
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Directed by

Christian Schwochow

Screenwriter

Companies

Main Street Films

Rating MPAA

R for a sex scene, brief nudity and violence

Storyline

East Germany. Summer, late 70’s. Three years after her boyfriend Wassilij’s apparent death, Nelly Senff decides to escape from behind the Berlin wall with her son Alexej, leaving her traumatic memories and past behind. Pretending to marry a West German, she crosses the border to start a new life in the West. But soon her past starts to haunt her as the Allied Secret Service begin to question Wassilij’s mysterious disappearance. Is he still alive? Was he a spy? Plagued by her past and fraught with paranoia, Nelly is forced to choose between discovering the truth about her former lover and her hopes for a better tomorrow.
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Trivia & Production Notes

  • Arras Film Festival (French Critic's Prize), Montreal World Film festival (Best Actress Award for Jordis Triebel & FIPRESCI-Prize for Best Picture), German Film Prize (Best Actress, Jordis Triebel), Film/Neu Festival of German Language Cinema (Audience Favorite)

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