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Nina Kern
Cornelia Förder ...
Jacqueline Kern
Enrico Robert ...
René Kern
Michaela Hotz ...
Mireille Kern
Monika Lennartz ...
Irmgard Behrend
Jaecki Schwarz ...
Peter Müller
Jan Spitzer ...
Werner Horn
Christian Steyer ...
Heiner Menk
Heide Kipp ...
Frau Braun
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Frau Müller
Dieter Montag ...
Herr Kern
Heinz Behrens ...
Herr Braun
Gabriele Methner ...
Fränzi
Uwe Kockisch ...
Dieter
Angelika Mann ...
Renate
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Nina Kern is a divorced woman in her late twenties who will soon be fully deprived of her custody rights for her three children, who already reside in a home for the displaced, due to many years of willful neglect. Although she has broken her promise to change her moral conduct many times, she is given one last chance on probation. A civil engineer and a teacher assume responsibility over her bond, trying to help Nina, or at least her 5 year-old daughter Mireille, to be released from the home. Nina makes a diligent effort to hold down her job as part of a subway cleaning crew and be a good mother to her daughter. She experiences some successes, but also some setbacks. Though in the end her probation is eventually dropped, she believes that she is not mature enough to bear the full burden of raising all of her kids. With a heavy heart, she resigns her custody rights for her daughter Jacqueline, with whom she has not come to terms. Written by DEFA Film Library

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17 September 1981 (East Germany)  »

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Kezesség egy évre  »

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