Rendezvous in Travers

(Treffen in Travers)

GDR, 1988, 105 min, color
In German; no subtitles
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In the fall of 1793, essayist and naturalist George Forster travels from Paris to Switzerland where he will meet his wife, Therese, to discuss divorce. Therese has travelled with her two children and new lover, Ferdinand Huber. Although exhausted from the physical and psychological battles now raging in revolutionary France, George tries to convince Therese to return to Paris with him.


Therese, meanwhile, has been living in Switzerland in exile because of George’s political activities. Although she still loves her husband, she knows he would sacrifice his private life for the cause of the revolution.


1991 Recent Films from Germany, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
1990 First Prize, GDR Feature Film Festival, Berlin
1990 Best Actress in a Leading Role (Corinna Harfouch), GDR Feature Film Festival, Berlin
1990 Best Actor in a Leading Role (Hermann Beyer), GDR Feature Film Festival, Berlin
1990 Best DEFA Feature Film of the Year 1989, "Clapper Board" Critic's Prize, Division for Theory and Criticism, GDR Association of Film and Television Professionals
1989 Best Actress nominee (Corinna Harfouch), European Film Awards
1989 Shown at the Cannes Film Festival


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