Film still from <em>The Suspicion</em>. Copyright DEFA Stiftung PeterZiesche

Film still from The Suspicion. Copyright DEFA Stiftung PeterZiesche

Goethe-Institut German Film Series: The Suspicion

  • Sun 29 Jan 2017
  • 3:30—5:10PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Free entry thanks to the Goethe-Institut NZ
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • In German, English subtitles
  • Rating: TBD

Two people love each other when they know they should not. Their parents' and friends' pleas, their social backgrounds and reputation, their careers; everything is used to make them give each other up

Frank Beyer's first production after the fall of the Wall tells a love story set in the GDR of the 1970s. Karin's father, a district council chairman whose influence got Karin her job, wants her to break up with her boyfriend Frank, since his criminal record for rowdy behavior threatens her blossoming journalism career. The increasing pressure from family, colleagues and the state eventually forces Karin to end the relationship. When she learns that Frank is in a coma after attempted suicide, she realises her mistake and is willing to accept the consequences of standing up for her relationship.

Based on the book Unvollendete Geschichte (Unfinished History) by Volker Braun.

DE, 1991, Colour, 98 min.
Dir. Frank Beyer

 

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