Young artist Kurt Barnert (Tom Schilling) has fled to West-Germany, but he continues to be tormented by the experiences he made in his childhood and youth in the Nazi years and during the GDR-regime. When he meets the student Ellie (Paula Beer), he is convinced that he has met the love of his life and begins to create paintings that mirror not only his own fate, but also the traumas of an entire generation.
Wiedemann & Berg Film
Did You Know?
One of three foreign language films to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography in the same year, the other two being Roma
(2018) and Cold War
(2018). This is the first time in Oscar history that three out of the five nominees were foreign films. All three films were also nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. See more
The signage on the pillar on the left to the stair in the Düsseldorf women's hospital says "Chirugie" where it correctly should be "Chirurgie". See more
Don't look away. Never look away, Kurt. All that is true is beautiful.
Featured in 76th Golden Globe Awards
Written by Max Richter See more