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.
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"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
A convincing portrait of postwar-Berlin. Sadly, in cinematographic terms, it sometimes appears like a tv-movie. Still it more or less portraits the female burden of the war. And despite the criminals in uniforms the film depicts a troubled romance, too. And of course nothing grew exponentially, except industrial output. The wehrmacht raped more women than "the red army", and did much more than that...