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Germany, 2014, 98 minutes
German with English subtitles • Director: Christian Petzold
Auschwitz survivor Nelly, barely recovered from surgery to restore her badly injured face, returns to Berlin in 1945. Against the advice of an old friend, she sets out to find her husband, Johnny, who is convinced she is dead. Refusing to believe she is his wife, Johnny decides to tutor Nelly in the role of playing herself, a scheme to fool their friends and collect her inheritance. Nelly agrees, hoping to discover the truth: whether the love of her life adored or betrayed her.