Germany 1939. Hans and Lene marry the day before the war breaks out. During a bombing raid their daughter Anna is born. Hans survives the war but he is not the same person as in 1939, and he and Lene find it difficult to live together again.
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D'une grande rigueur politique, brechtienne jusqu'au bout des ongles (poème de l'auteur en exergue du film, commentaires en voix-off de la fille de l'écrivain) cette oeuvre puissante et distanciée, à mettre en parallèle avec certains opus de Fassbinder, nous présente un excellent moment d'histoire et un subtil plaisir cinématographique... www.cinefiches.com
The effects of war are never as harrowing as they are in this story of a young woman who must go through hell and back in order to survive with her young child. It is refreshing to see a war film about a woman directed by a woman, and it truly underscores not only the weight that women must carry at all times, but also their ability to carry on living once hardship seems to have ended.