It will need to have been a shock for the 2 youngsters Tillmann and Edda, who watched a lady burnt alive within the Brandenburg subject. Particularly since Bente was additionally a foster youngster who, like her, lived on the Strand household farm. Edda later tells inspectors Maria Voss (Nina Kunzendorf) and Teo Kromann (Godehard Giese) that she noticed the satan unleash a firebird on the lady. “The satan doesn’t exist,” says the inspector. “Some say this, others say that,” replies Maria Voss.
The commissioner must know. She herself went by means of the hell of being a mom who, as a younger lady, was compelled to go away her child behind within the final days of the GDR. Since then, she has spent her whole life unsuccessfully looking for her daughter once more.
The others took care of it. Hand over. Make your peace!
Gunda seashore (Marie Anne Fliegel), who had already taken in foster youngsters on her farm in the course of the GDR period, closes herself off to Inspector Maria Voss, who has been searching for her lacking daughter for simply as lengthy.
On the scene of the tragic dying, Voss meets Lars Klapproth (André Hennicke), the daddy of her youngster, who’s himself a police officer. Nevertheless, he’s neither keen to assist his colleagues from Potsdam resolve the dying, nor has he forgiven Maria Voss, the lady from earlier than, for something. The query is who ought to forgive whom.
The ZDF movie of the week “The Woman from Earlier than”the on Monday night at 8:15 p.m. on ZDF broadcast is overflowing with struggling and bitterness, with the coldness of individuals and political programs, with the seek for recognition, safety and love and with disappointments and ache.
A big a part of this rests on the shoulders of Maria Voss. It’s completely breathtaking how Nina Kunzendorf masters this function. Equally astonishing is the complexity of Martina Mouchot’s script, which director Lena Knauss applied in a deeply transferring means with out overstretching empathy.
In actuality, the Brandenburg area west of Potsdam is much much less dreary than the run-down homes or this dilapidated gasoline station in the midst of nowhere counsel. The environment created by this matches completely with the psychological anguish and pangs of conscience that not solely plague the commissioner and, in different methods, her colleagues too.