East Germany. Summer, late 70's. Three years after her boyfriend Wassilij's apparent death, Nelly Senff decides to escape from behind the Berlin wall with her son Alexej, leaving her traumatic memories and past behind. Pretending to marry a West German, she crosses the border to start a new life in the West. But soon her past starts to haunt her as the Allied Secret Service begin to question Wassilij's mysterious disappearance. Is he still alive? Was he a spy? Plagued by her past and fraught with paranoia, Nelly is forced to choose between discovering the truth about her former lover and her hopes for a better tomorrow.
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Did You Know?
The movie won two Best Actress Awards for Jördis Triebel
. They were the Best Actress Award at the Montréal World Film Festival in 2013 and the Film Award in Gold for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Beste darstellerische Leistung - Weibliche Hauptrolle) at the German Film Awards in 2014. See more
References I'm Shy, But I'll Heal