Germany, India |
80 mins |
German ( English subtitles )
David is trying to retrace the final journey of his photographer girlfriend Mumtaz, whose mysterious death has left him devastated. He seeks out Dr. Sharda as his guide. A journey to the heart of the country leads him simultaneously to its dark past.
Parallely, Radha, a young girl, migrates to the city. Years after, working as a surrogate mother, she recalls the violence she has fled. Glimpses of the past and future mix with the present, forming a picture of central India - a region, where hidden from the public eye, one of India’s most significant battles is underwa
Gerhard Gundermann was a heavy equipment operator at a lignite strip mine and a Stasi informer, but above all he was a gifted singer-songwriter with a fanbase in both the former GDR as well as the subsequent, reunified Germany. Director Andreas Dresen takes a sensitive look at this contradictory personality. The result is a perceptive biographical narrative that unreels like a modern musical Heimatfilm [“homeland” film] for East (and all of) Germany.