Der Verdacht © DEFA-Stiftung, Christa Köfer
|DEFA Studio Babelsberg GmbH|
|Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)|
Frank Beyer's first production after the fall of the Wall tells a love story set in the GDR of the 1970s. Karin's father, a district council chairman whose influence got Karin her job, wants her to break up with her boyfriend Frank, since his criminal record for rowdy behavior threatens her blossoming journalism career. The increasing pressure from family, colleagues and the state eventually forces Karin to end the relationship. When she learns that Frank is in a coma after attempted suicide, she realizes her mistake and is willing to accept the consequences of standing up for her relationship.
Based on the book Unvollendete Geschichte (Unfinished History) by Volker Braun.
|1991||German Film Prize|
|1991||Gold Film Strip (Frank Beyer), for many years of excellent contributions to German film|
|1991||Best Actress (Christiane Heinrich), Cairo Film Festival|
|1990||Berlinale Camera (Frank Beyer), Berlin International Film Festival|