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Das Mädchen aus der Fremde (2000)

89min   |   German, French   |   Directed by: Peter Reichenbach   |   Script: Christa Capaul, Peter Reichenbach​   |   Production: Peter-Christian Fueter (C-FILMS AG), Edi Hubschmid (C-FILMS AG)​   |   Coproduction: NDR, RTSI


  • Otto Sprenger Award 2001 – Best Director

  • German TV Award 2001 – Best Young Actress Miriam Stein

Eleven-year-old refugee Neda (Miriam Stein) is admitted to the hospital. The desperate eyes of the mute girl speak of terrible experiences. Robert (Christian Kohlund), head physician of the clinic, spontaneously decides to take the child home, thereby snubbing not only official authorities and the hospital management, but also his wife Luisa (Mareike Carrière), who has suffered from her childlessness for years. The presence of the girl tears the old wound open again. However, restoring this child's confidence in the world puts this pain to rest, and soon the three of them develop into a small family. However, when Luisa suddenly discovers the child's mother, she is faced with the most difficult decision of her life...

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