Young artist Kurt Barnert (Tom Schilling) has fled to West-Germany, but he continues to be tormented by the experiences he made in his childhood and youth in the Nazi years and during the GDR-regime. When he meets the student Ellie (Paula Beer), he is convinced that he has met the love of his life and begins to create paintings that mirror not only his own fate, but also the traumas of an entire generation.
Wiedemann & Berg Film
Did You Know?
Kurt's art teacher, played by Oliver Masucci, is modeled on the artist Joseph Beuys. Beuys was the head of sculpture at the Kunstakadamie in Dusseldorf during the early 60s. This was at the time Gerhard Richter first enrolled. See more
The signage on the pillar on the left to the stair in the Düsseldorf women's hospital says "Chirugie" where it correctly should be "Chirurgie". See more
Nobody has the intention. It usually means the opposite is true.
Professor Antonius van Verten
But somehow it's almost art, that wall.
Tausend Mandolinen sollen heut' erklingen
Performed by Vico Torriani
und sein Orchester
Music by Willy Mattes
Lyrics by Walter Brandin See more