Inspired by a true story about a young German woman prepares to leave her war-ravaged city to begin a new life in America with her G.I. fiance. But standing between her and a hopeful future...
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Inspired by a true story about a young German woman prepares to leave her war-ravaged city to begin a new life in America with her G.I. fiance. But standing between her and a hopeful future is a relentless police inspector, determined to prevent her from escaping her past. He pushes her to face the truth about a child, whose secret the woman has kept all this time. Before she can leave for her new life, she will be forced to confront the past she has been trying to leave behind. Written by
This drama takes place in a single room, a place at first of playfulness and mounting sexual tension, and then very skillfully the film's dialog shifts to confront the viewer with a complex and tense emotional situation that lays bare the awful choices that a young mother has had to face in the holocaust of Nazi Berlin's final days. Steven Lang's performance as a tenacious police detective is totally unexpected for those who saw him as the wonderfully tyrannical Colonel in Avatar. Niki Aycock endowed her character with such a sweep of emotional scope that it could well have required therapy after the shoot. Jordan Belfi's role is that of a reactor to the duel taking place between Lang an Aycock and he handles it seamlessly.It is reassuring that true art can still be produced on a budget when an intelligent script and sensitive direction give fine actors a platform. Superb, instinctive acting is accomplished by the three person cast. A thought provoking and engaging film.
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