From Hilde, With Love

by Andreas Dresen

The celebrated Berlinale-entry by multi-award-winning German director Andreas Dresen ("Stopped on Track", "Cloud 9", "Grill Point") features "Babylon Berlin"-star Liv Lisa Fries in an all-consuming performance.

Berlin, 1942: it was the most beautiful summer for Hilde – madly in love with Hans and joyfully pregnant. But amid the passion there is grave danger. Hans becomes involved in the anti-Nazi resistance, with a group of young people who will later be called the “Red Orchestra”. Despite the huge risks, Hilde decides to get involved herself but is arrested by the Gestapo and gives birth to her son in prison. Now in a desperate situation, Hilde develops a quiet inspirational strength, but she only has a few months left with her son.

Genre / Language / Length
Drama / German / 125 minutes
Original title
In Liebe, Eure Hilde
directed by
Andreas Dresen (STOPPED ON TRACK, CLOUD 9)
director of photography
produced by
Pandora Film Produktion in co-production with rbb and Arte in association with Ziegler Film and Iskremas Filmproduktion
  • Liv Lisa Fries (BABYLON BERLIN)
  • Johannes Hegemann
  • Alexander Scheer (GUNDERMANN, SUN ALLEY)

Press Quotes

“Eternally urgent and relevant.”

“Building up to a dramatic, moving crescendo.”
Screen Daily

“Top-drawer humanist cinema”
“Lush and incisive”
The Hollywood Reporter

"A well-deserved monument to the Red Chapel - and a really good movie!"
"Liv Lisa Fries is better than ever!"

“Liv Lisa Fries' performance moves you to tears."
Berliner Kurier

"Dresen's film is touching. Haunting. Important. And Liv Lisa Fries is magnificent. A highlight in this competition."

“Andreas Dresen has pushed his version of "humanist realism" to perfection.”
EPD Film

"Early favorite: Liv Lisa Fries."
"Andreas Dresen… has succeeded in making a movie that knows exactly what he is getting at and why he is telling it right now."
Sueddeutsche Zeitung

"A deeply human movie about decency, love and moral courage.”

"Dresen and Stieler skillfully tell two stories in parallel"
"Babylon Berlin" star Liv Lisa Fries is remarkably good in the lead role”
Stuttgarter Nachrichten

"Berlinale highlight"
"Dresen gives the audience the unsettling feeling that everything he tells us about is by no means behind us."
Spiegel Online

"That even in a terrorist regime it is important to maintain personal integrity and remain true to one's convictions is a message that could not be more relevant."

"This movie is worth its weight in gold."
"Once again, Dresen has brought a charismatic actress - this time Liv Lisa Fries - to absolute top form."
Münchner Merkur

Selected Festivals & Awards

74th Berlin International Film Festival