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24 Weeks

24 Weeks

DIRECTOR Anne Zohra Berrached
SCRIPT Anne Zohra Berrached

At work, Astrid is admired by her fans as a famous cabaret artist and privately a second child is on the road to complete her family happiness. But her world is turned upside down overnight when she learns that her unborn child has a serious heart defect and will be born with Down syndrome. Together with her husband Markus, she now has to make the decision whether she will opt for a late abortion in the sixth month or give birth to the mentally and physically disabled child. The otherwise strong woman is torn and poses agonizing questions: "May I judge the life and death of my child?" Long discussions within the family and with her mother Beate follow. In the end there is a decision - but it is not one with which Astrid and Markus are completely at peace, either way not.

Actors: Julia Jentsch, Bjarne Mädel, Johanna Gastdorf, Emilia Pieske
Německo, 2016, 103 min.,
DEU, Sub. CZ, EN

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