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Der Verdacht (The Suspicion)

1991, color, 98 min. Feature
Dir.: Frank Beyer
Script: Ulrich Plenzdorf, based on the short story "Incomplete Story" by Volker Braun
Camera: Peter Ziesche
Music: Günther Fischer
Cast: Christianne Heinrich, Nikolaus Gröbe, Michael Gwisdek, Christine Schorn, Marie-Anne Fliegel, Ulrike Krumbiegel, Veit Schubert, Thomas Neumann, Hans-Jürgen Silbermann, Matthias Wien, Gerhard Hähndel, Rolf Dietrich, Eva Weißenborn, K. Dieter Klebsch, Johanna Clas, Heide Kipp, Petra Kelling, Günter Drescher, and introducing Cornelia Schirmer and Thomas Nicolai
35 mm, no subtitles -
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Two people love each other when they know they should not.  Their parents' and friends' pleas, their social backgrounds and reputation, their careers; everything is used to make them give each other up.  Flattery, lies and threats finally drive Frank to despair and Karin to treason.  But it is not due to their parents' hatred, nor to any greed for inherited wealth.  Rather, the mere conjecture expressed by the authorities is enough to set off a merciless mechanism...

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