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West West

Friday 21 November 2014 6:00PM West, Toronto Premiere

SOLD OUT! Admission from now on is only free at the door on a "first come first serve" basis

Summer, late 70s. Three years after her boyfriend Wassilij died in a car accident, Nelly Senff decides to escape from the GDR with her son Alexej and leave her memories and grief behind. She pretends to marry a West German, who takes them over the border. Two suitcases, a schoolbag, a cuddly toy – that's all Nelly and Alexej take with them to start their new life in the West. She believes in a fresh start on the other side of the Wall. But in the West she doesn't know anybody. Her only shelter is the cramped Emergency Refugee Centre in West Berlin, where the past catches up with her: The Allied secret services demand information on Wassilij, who allegedly was a spy. Nelly has to decide if she lets the trauma of the past destroy her hopes for a better tomorrow.

Trailers & Other Videos

Awards and Festivals

  • German Film Award for Best Actress 2014
  • Montreal World Film Festival 2013: FIPRESCI Prize and Award for Best Leading Actress
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    SOLD OUT! Admission from now on is only free at the door on a "first come first serve" basis