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Synopsis: Jonas, a young man on the run, arrives in Berlin just in time to save Ruth’s life. Evicted from her apartment, the sarcastic but warm-hearted aging Jewish cabaret singer saw no other way out than suicide. Meanwhile Jonas, driven by a secret, is also fleeing from his love and his future. As Ruth recovers, she and Jonas form a deep bond informed by her own tragic love for a non-Jewish man in post-WWII Germany – a love burdened by the legacy of the horrors perpetrated by Nazi Germany. As Jonas discovers Ruth’s past and takes part in her present, his attentions and the passionate, lusty Yiddish songs of her youth help her find the way back to life. In turn, when Ruth learns Jonas is incurably ill, she helps him find the strength to tackle his fears, and to forcefully propose “L’Chaim – To Life!” Featuring Hannelore Elsner, the grande dame of German cinema, and versatile young star Max Riemelt, director Uwe Janson weaves a tale that effortlessly shifts between World War II, the post-war generation and today.

Sponsored by:
Yael and Elie Alcheck
Ruth and Stan Litwin

Co Sponsored by:
Sinai Memorial Chapel


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AVAILABLE FOR 48 HRS STARTING SEPTEMBER 6th AT 4:00 PM

Genre

Drama

Language

German

Run Time

86 minutes

Subtitles

English

Starring

Hannelore Elsner
Max Riemelt
Aylin Tezel
Sharon Brauner
Andreas Schmidt

Directed by

Uwe Janson

Written by

Thorsten Wettcke

Produced by

Alice Brauner

Country of Origin

Germany

Production Year

2016

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