Set in 1945 during the Red Army invasion of Berlin. Women are victims of rape and devastation; one of them is Anonyma (Nina Hoss), who had been a journalist and photographer. In her desperation, she decides to look for an officer who can protect her. She meets a Russian officer Andrej (Evgeny Sidikhin) – an encounter which develops into a complex symbiotic relationship that forces them to remain enemies until the bitter end. –Strand Releasing
Max Färberböck, born September 22, 1950, in Degerndorf, toured Argentina and Italy with a theatre group after finishing school. He then started to study film studies at Munich’s Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film (HFF). After his graduation, Färberböck worked as a reader for Constantin Film and eventually became Peter Zadek’s assistant at Schauspielhaus Hamburg where he also worked as a dramaturg and director.
Färberböck then worked at several other German theatres (for instance in Heidelberg and in Cologne), before he turned to TV productions in 1990. He directed several episodes of the TV crime series “Der Fahnder”, won the Teleplay award at the Baden Baden TV film festival for his TV movie “Schlafende Hunde” (1992) and developed the successful TV series “Bella Block” in 1994. In the same year, he won the Grimme award for the pilot episode of “Bella Block”.
Max Färberböck made his debut on the big screen in 1999 with the drama “Aimée und Jaguar” (“Aimee and Jaguar”… read more
"germans in my village killed all children by smashing their heads of a brick wall." in soviet russia, when a mother/sister/wife wanted to write to her son/brother/husband on the battle field, she was not allowed to write that the harvest is alright and the kids are doing fine, but that they have been killed and the house devastated, so that the fierceness of the soviet soldier would grow exponentially. many returned
home and found their families alive and unaltered by war. the censorship of correspondence was a type of propaganda. soviet russia was the only country that did not receive help from the red cross because it was the only country that did not care about its own prisoners. all soviet war prisoners, upon their returning home, were sent to siberia and treated as traitors. information taken from the gulag archipelago by soljenitsin. soviets, even in the allied territories, raped and plundered. paradoxically, when germans were coming to the newly atheist soviet territories, people felt relief and were getting the religious icons out of their hiding places, without fearing being labeled as accomplices of the retrogade clerical state of the tsarist imperialism. in berlin, rapes amounted to 40.000 in the russian zone. this was not intended as spam, but as a short clarification, since i've heard so many voices claiming this film is an attempt of nazi rehabilitation. it is not.