November Child

East-West emotional road-movie in which a young German woman searches for her roots, lost in the country's former division.

  • FEATURE
  • CO-PRODUCTION
  • 2008
November Child

Inga grows up in a small village in Mecklenburg. According to her grandparents her mother died from drowning in the Baltic Sea. 25 years later she meets the literature professor Robert who sends her on the trail of her past. He claims to have met Anna’s mother a few years back during one of his lectures. Inga’s world falls apart when she finds out everyone else new about her mothers flight to West Germany. She encounters silence, repression and feelings of guilt of the others. Why was she left behind by her mother in the GDR? Inga asks Robert for help and together they take off to find her mother and a journey full of secrets begins…

Ulrich Matthes
Anna Maria Mühe
Christina Drechsler

Script

Heide und Christian Schwochow

Director

Christian Schwochow

Prodcuers

Jochen Laube, Matthias Adler (Sommerhaus FilmProduction)

Co-producers

Jörg Schulze, Frank Evers (cine plus Filmproduktion)

Co-production

SWR

Supported by

Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg, FFA

AWARDS

2009 German Film Award - Nominated Lola for Best Actress // 2009 German Film Award - Nominated for Best Screenplay // 2008 Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis - Won Audience Award //