Directed by: Max Farberbock
Starring: Maria Schrader, Juliane Kohler, Johanna Wokalek, Heike Makatsch, Elisabeth Degen, Detlev Buck, Inge Keller, Kyra Mladeck
Synopsis: A Jewish woman falls in love with a married German woman in Berlin in 1943. This is their tale. Based on a true story.
This is a Must Watch movie.
I had a vague idea about the plot, I knew it was subtitled, I knew it involved lesbians, but that's about all I knew before sitting down to watch. And I will watch it again.
I was riveted. I was totally taken by surprise. I was filled with emotions like shock and outrage and fear and passion and joy. I was so entirely taken in that I forgot it was a movie. I cannot say enough about the brilliant acting by Schrader and KЖhler and the rest of the cast because they genuinely brought me into their reality.
It's very complicated with subtle nuances that could have evolved into entire storylines of their own, but didn't, and stayed true to the story at hand. It's a truly great film.
I could go on and on, but I won't. Go see it. Now.Added 24 December 2002 at 11:38 AM
Interesting story, very well acted, and definitely worth watching.Added 29 April 2003 at 1:50 AM