Touching story between the will to survive and what sacrifices had to be made behind the Iron Curtain. Very well played by Lara and beautifully realized thanks to great costumes, set design and camera. The flashback part in 1989 was not necessary and rather downgrade the book, also the somewhat abrupt ending. Worthwhile to see for both the historic era and the tender relationship between the protagonist and the doctor.
After her return from a Russian Gulag, Antonia is forced to keep her horrible experiences secret in favor of the new socialistic GDR. When she can't conceal the past despite much effort, her newly regained freedom is taken away once again.
October 27, 2020