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Let Me Go (2017)

Let Me Go is a film about mothers and daughters, it is about ghosts from the past and the impact they leave on the present. Developed from Helga Schneider's true life story, Let Me Go ... See full summary »

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Polly Steele
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Juliet Stevenson ... Helga
Jodhi May ... Beth
Lucy Boynton ... Emily
Karin Bertling ... Traudi
Stanley Weber ... Serge
Éva Magyar ... Eva
Abhin Galeya ... Chris
Lioba de Graaff Lioba de Graaff ... Young Helga
Elizabeth Webster ... Dani
Simona Hughes Simona Hughes ... Fraulein Adler
Lou Rhodes Lou Rhodes ... Nightclub Singer
Justin Butcher ... Ralph
Justin Smalley Justin Smalley ... Barman in Jazz Club
Andrew Murton Andrew Murton ... Drunk Man (as Andy Murton)
Elena Platon ... Serge's Ex
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Let Me Go is a film about mothers and daughters, it is about ghosts from the past and the impact they leave on the present. Developed from Helga Schneider's true life story, Let Me Go explores the effect on Helga's life of being abandoned by her mother, Traudi in 1941 when she was just four years old. The film is set in the year 2000 following not only Helga and Traudi's journeys but the next two generations and how Beth, Helga's daughter and Emily her granddaughter are confronted with the long-term effects of Traudi's leaving. When Helga receives a letter telling her that Traudi is close to death, it is Emily with whom Helga shares the truth. Emily volunteers to accompany her to Vienna to meet the great-grandmother she thought was dead, and experience the unraveling of the darkest of family secrets. Written by Polly Steele

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One of the best independent films in a long time
14 September 2017 | by adacosta-82222See all my reviews

It has been a long time since a film has been able to make me re-think human attributes and wonder how my upbringing, actions and life has been formed by historical events. I give this film 10 stars because I left with fresh insight. The characters were well developed, authentic and suitably cast. There were many poignant scenes juxtaposed against the peace and beauty of the woods, London and Vienna.


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15 September 2017 (UK) See more »

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