Nordstrand
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Nordstrand

by Florian Eichinger

Secondary title
Nordstrand
Country / Year
Germany / 2013
Duration
89 Min.
Languages
GermanGerman
Subtitles
EnglishEnglish
Genre
Family Drama
Direction
Florian Eichinger
Cast
Martin Schleiss,
Daniel Michel,
Anna Thalbach,
Rainer Wöss,
Luise Berndt

Two brothers, Marten and Volker, finally meet up again at their parents’ abandoned house on a North Sea island after years of estrangement. Marten wants to persuade his younger brother Volker to help him get his mother out of prison, where she has been since the death of their father. But Volker has other ideas: He’s intent on forgetting the violence he suffered as a child at the hands of his father. Only when he bumps into his now married childhood sweetheart Enna do cracks begin to appear in the wall he has built around himself. Meanwhile, Marten, who was spared the violence, is plagued by feelings of guilt for not standing by his brother out of pure fear. A film without false sentimentality, NORDSTRAND explores with psychological precision the complex relationship between two brothers shaped by a traumatic childhood, and as it does, raises questions of guilt and responsibility.

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