#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: Astrid is a comedian who makes people laugh for a living; her husband Markus is her manager and the two of them work well together. They have a nine-year-old daughter and are expecting their second child. When they learn that their child will not be born healthy, they are at first optimistic that they will be able to meet this challenge – although they have no idea what awaits them. But the closer it gets to the due date, the more Astrid begins to worry about the future of her unborn child as well as that of her family and her career. After many discussions and arguments Astrid realises that the decision that will affect all their lives must be made by her alone. What complicates matters further is the fact that, as a successful entertainer, she is in the eye of the public and the media.
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Well developed drama to illustrate relevant dilemma’s around dealing with a possibly handicapped fetus before its birth
Saw this at the Berlinale 2016, where it was part of the Competition for the prestigious Golden Bear. The script was well written and the drama developed gradually and evenly paced. Apart from being a well fleshed story about matters of life and death, this movie is also a much better exposition on the topic than any documentary can do, and also a much easier format to let us remember the arguments in favor or against. Sufficient dramatic ingredients were added to have all the choices presented to us, giving us the chance to determine for ourselves how we would have thought and acted in similar circumstances. Particularly that some women saw her as a role model, due to her reputation as a comedian, turned the public opinion into an extra factor in the equation. Of course, all the usual suspects (parents, friends, relatives, business contacts) also have an opinion in the matter, and are usually not very shy to offer their viewpoint. In this case her 8-year old son formed an extra complicating factor too, and his involvement in the discussion was a bit late, but not too late.
We saw viewpoints shift one way or the other along the running time, especially when not only Down syndrome was the main issue, but also heart problems, necessitating several operations on a baby only a few months old. To allow the arteries around the heart to grow to a size feasible to be operable, the baby should have to survive at least one month before the first operation, and still another five months before the second more definite one. The baby is bound to suffer several months in the meantime, a frightening foresight indeed.
Eventually, as per German law, the mother has the last word about an abortion, which by the way is lawfully allowed in this particular case for even a far advanced pregnancy as hers was. Until the end we were unsure which choice would be made in the end (no spoilers here). There were no overly sentimental scenes nor was there any tear jerking for that matter. Albeit that some hefty outbursts were not avoided, it was overall very rational, in spite of the understandable opinions and heavy emotions displayed by the protagonists. All in all, a realistic story and an excellent display of nearly all pro and con arguments one can think of.
There are things one has to decide at times … where you can’t say or judge the person for what they decide to do … you can only support them in their decision and help them get through with it. As a man I can emphatize with the main character here, even if I never can fully experience or say I truly know what she goes through.
The movie is well written and well acted, which especially the latter is not something I say lightly about German productions. There always seems to be a notion from people not showing their real emotions – or at least it feels like they do not show them. In this case you have a really tough subject matter – but while it weighs heavy on anyone, it also has its light moments. Overall expect to watch a drama that is able to stay with you … in a good and bad way.
Original Language de
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min)
Director Anne Zohra Berrached
Writer Carl Gerber, Anne Zohra Berrached
Actors Julia Jentsch, Bjarne Mädel, Johanna Gastdorf
Awards 5 wins & 11 nominations
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Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Plus, Arri Amira
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Printed Film Format DCP