West

(2013)

Overview

East Germany. Summer, late 70's. 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.

  1. Christian Schwochow

    Director

  2. Julia Franck

    Novel

  3. Heide Schwochow

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jördis Triebel

    Jördis Triebel

    Nelly

  2. Tristan Göbel

    Tristan Göbel

    Alexej

  3. Alexander Scheer

    Alexander Scheer

    Hans Pischke

  4. Jacky Ido

    Jacky Ido

    John Bird

  5. Anja Antonowicz

    Anja Antonowicz

    Krystina

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Original Title Westen

Status Released

Release Information

  • October 25, 2013
    12
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Children 12 or older admitted, children between 6 and 11 only when accompanied by parent or a legal guardian.

Original Language German

Runtime 1h 42m

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