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Amnesia - When Life Becomes A Stranger

45' (GER, ENG subs)
Two days after her 50th birthday Jeanette K. suddenly falls into a faint. She awakes in the hospital with her memory completely wiped clean - Even her son is like a stranger to her.

"I remember, he came through the door and I just thought, what a kind young man, maybe a nurse. I could not identify him.” She even had to learn her own name from the doctors. Soon came the diagnosis: amnesia! A restless search for the past begins. Acquaintances, friends, family – all the people that surround her she has to get to know again.

Not just her autobiographical remembrance is playing a bad trick on her. She also has forgotten many facts. She knows nothing about the DDR where she used to live for almost 30 years. Her English language skills are just leftover in fragments. For her job as a pharmaceutical representative all the needed knowledge is missing. But life goes on and she has to master daily routine. Jeanette K’s memory is missing and consequently her identity as well. But does the curse of amnesia also contain a blessing in the crisis, a chance? The chance to design a new life with a blank mind? To do what you really want? This movie joins Jeanette K. in search of herself.

Fotos: ©WDR

Original Title: Das Ganze Leben Plötzlich Fremd - Die Frau ohne Erinnerung
Year: 2015
Length: 45' (GER, ENG subs)
Resolution: HD
Film by: Adama Ulrich
Produced by: Telekult, WDR, RBB, MDR

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