Europe 1990, the Berlin wall has just crumbled: Katrine, raised in East Germany, but now living in Norway for the last 20 years, is a “war child”; the result of a love relationship between a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier during World War II. She enjoys a happy family life with her mother, her husband, daughter and granddaughter. But when a lawyer asks her and her mother to witness in a trial against the Norwegian state on behalf of the war children, she resists. Gradually, a web of concealments and secrets is unveiled, until Katrine is finally stripped of everything, and her loved ones are forced to take a stand: What carries more weight, the life they have lived together, or the lie it is based on?

 

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Production and distribution

Production Year:
2013
Co production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2012-10-19
Co production company:
Helgeland Films AS
Producer:
Dieter Zeppenfeld
Rudi Teichmann
Co producer:
Axel Helgeland
Sales agent:
Beta Cinema GmbH

Cast

Dennis Storhøi
Ken Duken
Sven Nordin
Julia Bache-Wiig
Juliane Köhler
Rainer Bock
Liv Ullmann
Vicky Krieps

Awards

2012:
Biberacher Filmfestspiele
Goldenen Biber

Festivals

2012:
Biberacher Filmfestspiele
2012:
Movies on War
2013:
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival
2013:
German Film Week, Copehagen
2014:
Scandinavian Film Festival Los Angeles
2014:
German Film Week, Reykjavik

Crew

Director:
Georg Maas
Screenplay:
Georg Maas
Judith Kaufmann
Christoph Tölle
Ståle Stein Berg
Cinematographer:
Judith Kaufmann

Technical information

Genre:
Drama
Format:
DCP 2k
Sound format:
Stereo 5.1
Length in mins:
97'

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