Malou (1981)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |   MPAA Rating - R
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In this drama, a young wife leaves her German home to discover the identity of her mysterious late mother who married a Jewish German during WW II. Her mother was French, and soon after she married her aristocratic husband, Hitler came to power, causing the couple to flee to Argentina. Later he abandons the woman. Much of the complex tale is told via flashback, and in learning about her mother's past, the daughter begins to experience an emerging sense of identity and the knowledge of what she must do to avoid the same mistakes her mother made.

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aristocracy, cross-cultural-relations, dependence, evidence, family, feminism, flashback, France, Germany, identity, Judaism, marriage, mistake, mother, Nazism, roots [origins], search, truth