The West | 2014

Drama, Adaptation
Nelly crosses from East to West Germany by pretending to marry a West German. But when the Secret Service questions her about her boyfriend's disappearance, and she is filled with paranoia.

Cast

... Nelly Senff

Actor

... Alexej Senff

Actor

... Hans Pischke

Actor

... John Bird

Actor

... Krystina's Father

Actor

Synopsis

Three years after her boyfriend Wassilij's apparent death, Nelly Senff decides to escape from behind the Berlin wall with her son Alexej, leaving her traumatic memories and past behind. Pretending to marry a West German, she crosses the border to start a new life in the West. But soon her past starts to haunt her as the Allied Secret Service begin to question Wassilij's mysterious disappearance. Is he still alive? Was he a spy? Plagued by her past and fraught with paranoia, Nelly is forced to choose between discovering the truth about her former lover and her hopes for a better tomorrow. Based on Uwe Tellkamp's acclaimed novel The Tower: Tales from a Vanished Land" written by Uwe Tellkamp.

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