Germany, 2019, 129 minutes, Director: Christian Alvart
In the winter of 1992 police detectives Bach and Stein find themselves in a desolate part of East Germany, where there is little sign of the blooming landscapes promised by Chancellor Helmut in the process of reunification. Two teenage girls have gone missing and the rumor is they have absconded to the West. As it soon turns out, they are not the first young women from the area to disappear without a trace. The unequal detectives immerse themselves in the local web of lies: Bach, whose complicated past gradually comes to light, was part of the GDR’s executive apparatus; Stein, the more volatile of the two, is dispatched from the Western city of Hamburg to this unruly place. Free Country
is thought-provoking, exciting genre cinema with an awareness of history.
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