Valley of the Innocent (2002)

Valley of the Innocent
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 28mins.
Genres Drama, Foreign
Keywords N/A
Status Wrapped
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Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Joachim Kosack Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
jon handschin Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jorg Schneider Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Andreas Hofer Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
matthias arfmann Music n/a 120781 8000001
Monika Schindler Editor n/a 172 7000001
Branwen Okpako Director n/a 2 2000001
Jean Claude Mawila Actor n/a 1 1000008
Kirsten Block Actor n/a 1 1000003
Angelica Domröse Actor n/a 1 1000002
Florian Panzner Actor n/a 1 1000004
gunter kurze Actor n/a 1 1000005
marianna linden Actor n/a 1 1000007
johannes brandup Actor n/a 1 1000006
nisma cherrat Actor n/a 1 1000001
Synopsis
Lonely, mixed-race Eva returns to her hometown of Dresden for the first time since reunification, desperately seeking reconciliation of her own. She visits the orphanage where she was an alienated little girl yearning for the golden plaits of her Aryan sisters. This journey into her forgotten past takes her straight into the heart of the Stasi - East Germany's secret police - and reveals a convoluted plot to hide her birth, protect a family name and attract recruits to the government's spy ring. Eva's family secrets metaphorically mirror Germany's suppressed history: both have remained boxed up, filed away and shrouded by shame, until now. The secret Eva uncovers leads to murder. When she turns up for her first day at her new job - a position, we discover, that has motivated her return to Dresden - she realizes that, as Chief of the Homicide Department, the first case she must solve involves her own family's past. A classic, claustrophobic noir, Valley of the Innocent is a thriller with a twist.
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