Absolutely brilliant film which is deep and thought provoking. I saw it in the film festival and was so impressed I got it out to share with my partner. Yes, parts of the story are implausible but that... Read moredoesn't matter because the film is much more than just a story - it is a powerful reflection on courage, cowardice, fear and racism. The ending is extraordinary!
Return from the ashes
June, 1945. Badly injured, her face destroyed, Auschwitz survivor Nelly (Nina Hoss, BARBARA, HOMELAND) returns to her hometown, Berlin. She's accompanied by Lene (Nina Kunzendorf, WOMAN IN GOLD), a Jewish Agency employee and Nelly's friend from pre-war days. Having barely recovered from facial surgery, Nelly ignores Lene's warnings and sets out to find her husband, Johnny (Ronald Zehrfeld, BARBARA) the love of her life who is convinced that his wife is dead. When Nelly finally tracks him down, he recognizes nothing but an unnerving resemblance and doesn't believe it could really be her. Hoping to secure her family's inheritance, Johnny suggests to Nelly that she take on the identity of his late wife.