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BACK TO YOUR ARMS

by Kristijonas Vildziunas

synopsis

1961. A father and his daughter are trying to meet in Berlin seventeen years after they were separated by fate. The father is from Soviet Lithuania and the daughter an émigré living in the United States. Despite the fact that there is a "thawing" period in the Soviet Union and the wall has not yet been erected in Berlin, the Cold War is approaching its culmination. As soon as the father arrives in Berlin, undercover employees of the KGB begin taking care of him. They try to entice the daughter to come to the East. However, the atmosphere of the city seeped with mistrust has affected her, and she is afraid to step across the boundary line of West Berlin. To help each other escape any potential KGB entrapments, both father and daughter are prepared to renounce the meeting they've been yearning for for so long.

international title: Back to Your Arms
original title: Kai apkabinsiu tave
country: Lithuania
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Kristijonas Vildziunas
release date: LT 26/11/2010
screenplay: Kristijonas Vildziunas
cast: Elžbieta Latėnaitė, Andrius Bialobzeskis, Jurgita Jutaitė, Margarita Broich
cinematography by: Vladas Naudžius
art director: Galius Klicius
costumes designer: Agnė Rimkutė
producer: Uljana Kim
co-producer: Janusz Wachala, Krzysztof Zanussi
production: Studio Uljana Kim, Studio Filmowe TOR
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