A career woman with Yugoslavian roots and a sophisticated musician, whose father was stationed in the Balkans during World War II, meet in Yugoslavia. She feels like a stranger and feels damned to be homeless, and he finds it hard to deal with his father’s Nazi past. They pretend to be in love in front of their parents and go on a journey through Montenegro: a touching love story. DIE VERLIEBTEN shows damaged identities and broken existences, but on top of all it opens a look at a landscape of aspiration that very soon got torn to catastrophe by fanaticism and profiteering.

Germany/Yugoslavia 1987
Regie: Jeanine Meerapfel
95 min, 35mm, OmeU

2012, Archive, Award of Honor, Tribute

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