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German Dreams


Life in exile can be devastating, as this convincing made-for-TV drama illustrates. Both Margot (Angela Leiberg) and her daughter Jeannette (Ilona Lewanowski) leave East Berlin to go live across the border in West Berlin. This unusual permission was granted after Margot got out of prison for attempting to escape to the West, and put in a second, legal request to leave. Once she and the 16-year-old Jeannette get settled into a subsidized...more