Directed by
Barbara Albert


Barbara Albert


Thomas Prenn

Technical data

Year: 2023
Language: German, French
Country: Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg
Duration: 120
Producers: Oliver Schündler, Boris Ausserer (Lucky Bird Pictures)
Anne Wasler (C-Films AG)
Nicolas Steil, Katarzyna Ozga (Iris Productions)
Distribution: The Match Factory (Int)


Why does a woman abandon her little boy in a train station at the end of the war in 1945? Helene has Jewish origins and experiences her transition to adulthood, as well as love, in Berlin during the war. The twists of fate and a marriage of convenience will gradually deprive her of her own identity.

The film adaptation of Julia Franck's bestseller.