With the intention to break free from the strict familial restrictions, a suicidal young woman sets up a marriage of convenience with a forty-year-old addict, an act that will lead to an outburst of envious love.
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Katja's (Diane Kruger) had met Turkish-born Kurdish Nuri Sekerci (Numan Acar) when she bought hashish from him during her student days. They got married when he was still in prison, although their parents were against the marriage. Since her son Rocco (Rafael Santana) is born, Nuri is no longer working as a drug dealer, because he studied business administration in prison and now runs a translation and tax office in Hamburg. One day Rocco and Nuri are killed by a nail bomb, which was deposited in front of the office. This has shredded everything. Because her husband was in prison for drug possession, the police investigated in the red light district. The investigators do not see that the tracks point in a completely different direction. Then they happen to be the real killers on the net. The main suspects are the neo-Nazi spouses André (Ulrich Brandhoff) and Edda Möller (Hanna Hilsdorf). But the trial is developing differently than Katja had hoped. Although her lawyer Danilo (Denis ...Written by
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The blood spurting from her wrists during the suicide attempt indicates she had cut through an artery. This can't be treated at home by wrapping a towel around her wrists, but would instead require immediate medical treatment to repair the damaged artery. See more »
The theme is more than delicate. The story is solide constructed. And Diane Kruger gives more than a good work. A German woman, her Turkish husband, their son.. An a Nazi couple. A murder. A trial. And a revenge. More important - the nuances defining the aspects of tragedy. A good director, using in fine manner , his inspiration and skills. The result - an admirable work. As inspired use of a plot who is so familiar to action films, in a wise manner.
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