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Home for the Weekend (Was Bleibt)

This is another in the German film series sponsored by the Goethe Institute.

About the film:

Marko is in his mid-thirties, has just published his first book, and has been living in Berlin since his university days – far enough away from his parents Gitte and Günter with their bourgeois lifestyle that he could never quite get used to.

He visits them once or twice a year, mainly to give them a chance to spend a few days with their grandson. His hopes of spending a quiet weekend with his family fall short when Gitte, who has been mentally unstable since Marko was a child, announces that she has stopped taking her medication.

With an ensemble of top-class actors, director Hans-Christian Schmid shows in Home for the Weekend how in just a few days families can fall apart and find each other again. After his award-winning films Requiem (2006) and Storm (2009), this is his third collaboration with the screenwriter Bernd Lange.

After the film we'll go to an area restaurant for discussion.

Hope you can make it!




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  • The Gerry L.

    Good film, good discussion afterward (though I ate too fast). Thank, Lisa!

    March 24, 2013

  • Stan

    Sorry but it turns out I've got another obligation that day....enjoy

    March 22, 2013

  • Betsey G.

    Hi, Lisa, thank you for posting this event. I am a definite maybe so I'm not going to sign up officially. If I do go hopefully, I will find you for discussion after the film.SYATM

    March 18, 2013

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