Alexander Kluge's debut feature offers a strongly drawn portrait of postwar Germany, focused on the emotional journey taken by a young woman (Alexandra Kluge) who travels from East to West Germany in the hopes of starting a new life. Unfortunately, the shadows of the nation's recent past prove too long and dark for her to evade simply by crossing a border. Gunter Mack, Eva Maria Meineke co-star. 88 min. Standard; Soundtrack: German; Subtitles: English; bonus shorts "Brutality in Stone" (1961), "An Experiment in Love" (1998); newsreel footage. In German with English subtitles.