This German drama film is inspired by the life of Gerhard Richter, a German visual artist. It follows the story of art student Kurt Barnert in post-war East Germany who falls in love with fellow student Ellie Seeband.
But Ellie’s father, Professor Carl Seeband, does not approve of their relationship. The story becomes complicated when Carl’s role in the Nazi eugenics program is revealed.
Richter reportedly sees the film as grossly distorting his biography. Despite that, “Never Look Away” was selected as the German entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards and made it as a nominee in the said category in January 2019.
- Starring : Tom Schilling / Sebastian Koch / Paula Beer
- Genre : Drama / History / Thriller
- Country : Germany / Italy
- Language : German / Russian
- Director : Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
- Production : Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion / Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) / Sky Deutschland / ARTE
- Distributor : Fabula Films / Feelgood Entertainment / Lev Cinemas / Sony Pictures Classics / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures /
Never Look Away movie
[ref: Sony Pictures Classics]
Never Look Away release date
- September 8, 2018 : Canada (Toronto International Film Festival)
- November 1, 2018 : USA (Virginia Film Festival)
- November 11, 2018 : USA (AFI Fest)
- November 30, 2018 : USA (limited)
Never Look Away cast
- Tom Schilling as Kurt Barnert
- Sebastian Koch as Professor Carl Seeband
- Paula Beer as Ellie Seeband
- Saskia Rosendahl as Elisabeth May
- Oliver Masucci as Professor Antonius van Verten
- Cai Cohrs as Kurt Barnert 6 Jahre
- Ina Weisse as Martha Seeband
- Evgeniy Sidikhin as NKWD Major Murawjow
- Mark Zak as Dolmetscher Murawjow
- Ulrike C. Tscharre as Frau Hellthaler
- Bastian Trost as Hausarzt Dr. Franz Michaelis
- Hans-Uwe Bauer as Professor Horst Grimma
- Hanno Koffler as Günther Preusser
- David Schütter as Adrian Schimmel / Finck
- Franz Pätzold as Max Seifert
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