Young artist Kurt Barnert (Tom Schilling) has fled to West-Germany, but he continues to be tormented by the experiences he made in his childhood and youth in the Nazi years and during the GDR-regime. When he meets the student Ellie (Paula Beer), he is convinced that he has met the love of his life and begins to create paintings that mirror not only his own fate, but also the traumas of an entire generation.
Sebastian Koch....Professor Carl Seeband
Paula Beer....Ellie Seeband
Saskia Rosendahl....Elisabeth May
Oliver Masucci....Professor Antonius van Verten
Hanno Koffler....Günther Preusser
Cai Cohrs....Kurt Barnert 6 Jahre
Evgeniy Sidikhin....NKWD Major Murawjow
Ulrike C. Tscharre....Frau Hellthaler
Jörg Schüttauf....Johann Barnert
Jeanette Hain....Waltraut Barnert
Hans-Uwe Bauer....Professor Horst Grimma
Ina Weisse....Martha Seeband
Lars Eidinger....Ausstellungsführer Heiner Kerstens
Johanna Gastdorf....Großmutter Malvine
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