Germany, Pale Mother

  |  Book Tickets: 10/10/2014
  |  Buy to Own: 25/05/2015
  |  151 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
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German drama written and directed by Helma Sanders-Brahms charting a couple's relationship before, during and after the outbreak of the Second World War. After marrying his pregnant girlfriend Lene (Eva Mattes) the day before war breaks out, Hans (Ernst Jacobi) is conscripted to fight for his country in the Nazi army. Now alone in Berlin, Lene gives birth to their daugher Anna (Anna Sanders) but becomes increasingly frustrated with her absent husband's minimal visits home while on leave. After her house is destroyed during the frequent air raids, Lene takes Anna and leaves the capital to join her family in the countryside. Struggling to provide for her daughter, Lene is relieved when she is again reunited with Hans following the end of the war, but in its aftermath, the couple find it difficult to rekindle their love for one another.

implied sexual violence, suicide references
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