The main character was played by Henriette Confurius, at least after the character had grown up, and she played this difficult and emotional role very well.
The film ran into difficulties as it started to cover the fall of The Wall. From this point on, every character was a winner, and there were no negative aspects at all of the reunification. Of course, it was very positive that the unjust government of East Germany fell and that East Germany was absorbed into the democratic West, and were even able to take over a complete constitution and law book which had all been set up in a democratic country. To cover such historical events without even suggesting that there were also some negative aspects makes for boring films and reminiscence of propaganda films. It makes one think where the funding for such a film might have come from, although I hasten to add that I know next to nothing about film funding in general and absolutely nothing about the funding of this film.
The whole ending seemed unrealistic and written simply to further the image of the newly united Germany.