Actors Maria Rheine and Mark Löwenthal meet and fall in love working at the theater in the 1930s. Mark is fired because he is Jewish; the only place he can still work is the Jewish Theater in Berlin. Maria, however, has a successful career. The two lose sight of each other. One evening, Maria finds flowers from Mark. He must not meet her; the Nuremberg Laws prohibit contact between people categorized as "Jews" and "Germans." Maria decides to follow her love, changes her identity, feigns suicide, and goes to see Mark with a forged passport. She takes on a role that can cost her her life.

Sunday, 09. July 17:00 Filmmuseum Potsdam (Film & Buchpr.) Tickets

Screening with book presentation at Filmmuseum Potsdam

Tangenten (Tangents)

Holocaust und jüdisches Leben im Spiegel audiovisueller Medien der SBZ und der DDR 1946 bis 1990 – Eine Dokumentation

Book presentation with author Elke Schieber
Facilitator: Prof. Dr. Frank Stern (cultural and film scholar)

This event is  in German.


Feature film, GDR 1988
88 minutes, german

Director Siegfried Kühn
Actors: Corinna Harfouch, André M. Hennicke, Michael Gwisdek