2009. Germany/France. Written and directed by Susanne Schneider. With Katharina Schuettler, Iris Berben, Jacques Frantz. Schneider’s strong second feature limns the consequences of a decision made a generation earlier. A young woman appears on the doorstep of a family in Alsace-Lorraine struggling to maintain a vineyard. Who is this girl and why should her presence threaten what is already a fragile domesticity? Tensions escalate within the family, and the two actresses who invest the film with such emotional heft make vivid the gray lines between anger, righteousness, and love. In German, French; English subtitles. 103 min.
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