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Aufbruch in die Freiheit

OT: Aufbruch in die Freiheit

Isabel Kleefeld // Germany, 2017
TV Series // FF2018



A woman decides on a new, self-determined life. The drama tells one of the stories behind Stern magazine’s 1971 cover story “We had abortions!” The German provinces in the early 1970s: Erika (Anna Schudt) is mother of three children and works in her husband’s (Christian Erdmann) butcher’s shop. She learns she is pregnant again, but she cannot face the burden and secretly has the child aborted. When her husband finds out, he’s extremely angry. Then there’s the fights about their eldest daughter, whom the husband would like to recruit for the shop, but who’s been given a recommendation for secondary school. Spontaneously, Erika flees with the children to her sister’s (Alwara Höfels) in Cologne and begins rethinking her life.


ISABEL KLEEFELD (*1966) was assistant director to some of Germany's best directors, including Sönke Wortmann, Detlev Buck and Oliver Hirschbiegel, before herself directing films like Schluss with lustig (2001), Ruhm (2005) or Was ich von dir weiß (2017).


Aufbruch in die Freiheit

TV Series





89 min


Isabel Kleefeld

Andrea Stoll, Heike Fink, Ruth Olshan

Anna Schudt, Christian Erdmann, Alwara Höfels, Marie Anne Fliegel, Lene Oderich, Charlie Schrein, Milla Hammann, Carol Schuler, Denis Schmidt, Franziska Hartmann, Lilia Lehner, Ralph Kretschmar, Benjamin Grüter, Johanna Gastdorf, Gerhard Fehn, Kathleen Gallego Zapata, Daniel Wiemer, Wolfgang Rüter, Artus Maria Matthiessen, Birte Schrein, Michael Kleiber, Ralf Drexler u.a.

Heike Wiehle-Timm

Martin Langer

Renata Salazar Ivancan

Sven Rossenbach, Florian van Volxem

Andrea Kessler

Caroline von Senden, Solveig Cornelisen

Relevant Film Produktion GmbH für ZDF

Judica Schrammeck, Relevant Film Produktion GmbH: info@relevantfilm.de

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