24 weeks

by Anne Zohra Berrached

Cabaret performer Astrid is six month pregnant when she learns that her unborn child will be severly disabled. She and her husband have little time to take a decision of enormous significance.

The stage lights, the applause – Astrid loves being a cabaret performer, and loves her tolerant and supportive husband Markus. Every decision is taken together, and this one is no different: what will they do with the child that Astrid is carrying, now, six months into the pregnancy, that she learns it will be severely disabled? She and Marcus have a choice, but little time… A strong nature with a witty answer to everything, Astrid now feels lost, on her own, impossible to continue her comedy routine. Ultimately only she who is bearing the child can take this weighty decision. What will she do? Who decides whether the child will have a life worth living?

Genre / Language / Length
Drama / German / 102 minutes
Original title
24 Wochen
directed by
Anne Zohra Berrached
produced by
zero one film GmbH in co-production with ZDF / Das kleine Fernsehspiel, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Cast
  • Julia Jentsch (SOPHIE SCHOLL – THE FINAL DAYS)
  • Bjarne Mädel
  • Johanna Gastdorf
  • Emilia Pieske
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“A wrenchingly affecting picture. An incredible, revealing performance from "Sophie Scholl" star Julia Jentsch”
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“A drama that gets right under the skin!”
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“A brave, important, emotionally charged drama from Germany. A Berlinale highlight featuring a stand-out performance by home-grown actress Julia Jentsch.”
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