Song for Freedom (Song für die Freiheit)

4th part of the ZDF Heart Cinema series “Next Exit Happyness”
(“Nächste Ausfahrt Glück”)

TV movie, 88 min, Eisenach, Berlin, first broadcast Sunday, 20 March 2021, 20.15

Katharina keeps asking herself what her life would be like if she hadn’t been involuntarily separated from the love of her life, Juri. Katharina is correspondingly agitated when she finds a secret Stasi file with the code name Daisy on her doorstep in the morning. Thirty years ago, Juri and Katharina had been betrayed because of a song critical of the system, and Juri had to flee the GDR. Was the informant of all Katharina’s best friend Sybille who is currently dating Juri? The suspicion weighs heavily and puts Katharina’s clique of friends to a hard test. Juri also reaches his limits when his father, who suffers from dementia, once again disappears from his home and gets lost in the Thuringian Forest. While searching together for him, Katharina and Juri suddenly find themselves on the scene of their old love.

Valerie Niehaus, Dirk Borchardt, Ernst Stötzner, Max Hopp, Susanna Simon, Winnie Böwe, Ulrike Krumbiegel, Fabian Gerhardt, Sebastian Schneider, Malgorzata Mikolajczak, Elena Uhlig, Runa Greiner, Malik Schwarz-Edlmann, Viola Hinz

Directed by: Esther Gronenborn
Written by: Carolin Hecht
DOP: Yoliswa von Dallwitz
Music: Freya Arde
Producer: Christian Popp, Magdalena Frau