Eccentric, hedonistic Berlin lawyer Joachim Vernau leaves remodeling the practice to his practical partner -or given her fall the nosy neighbor crones- to accept a strange mission: check in...
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David Berman and his friends, all Holocaust survivors, have only one purpose: to go to America as soon as possible. For this they need money. Close to his aim, David is not only deprived of his savings but also overtaken by his shady past.
A Roma boy is placed in a mental hospital and experiences the Nazi euthanasia program. Aware of what was happening and attached to friends, the lad attempts to sabotage the program. The ... See full summary »
A teenage girl from West Germany is found dead in 1988 Eastern Germany. Although authorities try to hush up the case, a minor police officer reports it to the western police, who send over ... See full summary »
Mysterious young American woman suddenly appears in middle-aged German lawyer's mundane life, and both are flung into trans-Atlantic hunt for uncovering deep dark secrets from the past about love and murder.
Jan Josef Liefers,
A look at Communist East Germany in its final decade. The story unfolds in 1982, when the cracks in the repressive police state's facade are beginning to surface. Despite the restrictions, ... See full summary »
Eccentric, hedonistic Berlin lawyer Joachim Vernau leaves remodeling the practice to his practical partner -or given her fall the nosy neighbor crones- to accept a strange mission: check in Habana if Katherina Gebhardt rightly assumed having seen a glimpse of him on a flight thereto, never having got a word since his disappearance during the Cold war after a 1980 violent demonstration, and settle their father's inheritance. Vernau sort of stumbles on the rail at his hotel, in the persons of a fake hostess, a henchman of the elusive Martin Gebhardt and someone even closer to him. Attempts to scare him off and even advice from the German embassy failing, Vernaus is invited to Martin's Cuban estate, where he lives with his daughter. Vernau happily accepts the signing over of all rights on the family home, and the refusal even to consider contacting Katharine, but she claims it's an impostor. Vernau reluctantly accepts to stay on and find out, in which process nobody proves who they ...Written by