German Currents Kino Presents: Free Country – Begins August 12
Director: Christian Alvart Run Time: 127 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2020 Language: German w/ English subtitles
Starring: Alva Schäfer, Ben Hartmann, Felix Kramer, Nora Waldstätten, Trystan Pütter
Tagline: Two cops investigate the disappearance of two teen sisters in a remote town, where it seems like everyone has something to hide – including the bodies…
Synopsis: In the Fall of 1992, police inspectors Patrick and Markus are sent off to a remote corner of the country to examine the disappearance of two teen sisters, 15 and 16. Did the two pretty girls just run away from their hick town, or did something more sinister happen to them? In this remote part of the country, the effects of the East German regime still muddy the waters. No one saw anything, the inspectors are greeted by iron silence. A photo negative showing the two girls naked and tied up in a hunting lodge seems to indicate a sex crime has been committed. The terrible suspicion is tragically confirmed when the girls’ dead bodies are found, raped and brutally murdered. While the relatives of other young women who have been missing for years come forward, the iron silence toward the cops turns into open hostility. Who has what to hide and why? When the detectives start to unravel the mystery, they soon wind up in danger themselves…
Content Advisory: This film contains depictions and descriptions of sexual violence.
Showtimes (Click on the Buttons Below):
Sun. 8/14 4:00
Wed. 8/17 1:00
Ticket Prices: $5.00 (No other discounts / ticket vouchers accepted)
This screening is made possible with the support of the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles.