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Die Frau vom Checkpoint Charlie (2007)

TV Movie | 180 min | Drama

Based on a true story, Miguel Alexandre's two-part drama focuses on a East German woman and the fight for her children. Spring 1982: Sara Bender, living with her daughters Silvia and Sabine in the East German town of Erfurt, wants to marry...See moreBased on a true story, Miguel Alexandre's two-part drama focuses on a East German woman and the fight for her children. Spring 1982: Sara Bender, living with her daughters Silvia and Sabine in the East German town of Erfurt, wants to marry her colleague Peter, but shortly before the wedding, her father is killed in a road accident. As the funeral takes place in West Germany, she isn't allowed to go there, so she starts planning to leave her communist home country forever. Trying to flee via Romania, she is caught by the secret service. After years in jail, Sara is ransomed by the West German government, but without her daughters. To draw the world's attention on her desperate situation, she starts demonstrating at the Berlin border crossing Checkpoint Charlie... Written by fippi2000 See less
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Sep 28, 2007 (France)

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Veronica Ferres
Sara Bender Sara Bender   See fewer
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Peter Kremer
Peter Koch Peter Koch   See fewer
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Filip Peeters
Richard Panter Richard Panter   See fewer
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Maria Ehrich
Silvia 'Veilchen' Bender Silvia 'Veilchen' Bender   See fewer
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Elisa Schlott
Sabine 'Bine' Bender Sabine 'Bine' Bender   See fewer
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Michael Schenk
Hans Wimpel Hans Wimpel   See fewer
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Karl Kranzkowski
Horst Seelig Horst Seelig   See fewer
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Bruno F. Apitz
Jochen Hailer Jochen Hailer   See fewer
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Winnie Böwe
Britta Sandfuß Britta Sandfuß   See fewer
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Peggy Lukac
Marlene Engel Marlene Engel   See fewer
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Julia Jäger
Regina Pries Regina Pries   See fewer
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Götz Schubert
Martin Pries Martin Pries   See fewer
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Charlotte Schwab
Aenne Bubach Aenne Bubach   See fewer
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Katinka Auberger
Birgit Henning Birgit Henning   See fewer
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Annette Blum
Frau Petrus Frau Petrus   See fewer
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Dietmar Burkhard
Mitarbeiter DDR-Botschaft Bukarest Mitarbeiter DDR-Botschaft Bukarest   See fewer
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Olaf Burmeister
Staatssekretär Reich Staatssekretär Reich   See fewer
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Brigitte Böttrich
Leiterin Kinderheim Leiterin Kinderheim   See fewer
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Sonja Deutsch
Saras Nachbarin Saras Nachbarin   See fewer
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Maria Dragus
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Hilmar Eichhorn
Mielkes Stellvertreter Mielkes Stellvertreter   See fewer
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Marie-Anne Fliegel
Mutter von Peter Koch Mutter von Peter Koch   See fewer
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Peter Franke
Johannes Bender Johannes Bender   See fewer
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Johannes Gabriel
Ostgrenzer 1 Ostgrenzer 1   See fewer
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Serban Georgevici
Polizist Polizist   See fewer
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Thorsten Giese
Standesbeamter Standesbeamter   See fewer
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Harald Günther
Berliner Berliner   See fewer
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Ulrike Haase
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Martin Hudy
Jäger Jäger   See fewer
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Walter Hötte
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Tim Kauermann
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Cristin König
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Jonas Laux
Gefreiter Lienig Gefreiter Lienig   See fewer
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Mats Långbacka
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Tom Quaas
Gerd Landmann Gerd Landmann   See fewer
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Michael Schernthaner
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J. Christoffer Slotte
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Grit Stephan
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Ulrich Wohlleben
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6 / 10 | 257 votes