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A former Benedictine monastery was transformed into a prison, became a concentration

camp during WWII. After it’s liberation in 1945 by American troops, it was turned

into a girls’ reformatory in 1955, which was closed in the 1970s and replaced by today’s

psychiatric institution. A memorial museum was established in the 1980s. The film

is a kind of walk through the complex in different times. 

The actors recur in each of the different scenes as well, playing different roles each time, and further contributing to the eerie sense of history unwittingly repeating itself. Then film  offers complex, misleading, and violent incarnations of German history and culture. 

 

Trailer

 

selected Secens

11:40 min

festivals

selection

 

critics

selection

 

Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey

Amelie Kiefer

Tarik Goetzke

Oona von Maydell

Sabine Wackernagel

Jeff Burrell

Tómas Lemarquis

Angela Melitopoulos

cast

crew

director & screenplay

Clemens von Wedemeyer

 

 

editor

Janina Herhoffer

 

 

production design

Carla Ehrlich

 

costume design

Julia Schiller

 

 

DoP & Steadicam

Frank Meyer

 

 

 

 

...full cast & crew

 

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80 min, Germany 2012