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The Black Forest

France, 1986 (MIFF 1988, Fiction)

Director: Beatrice Jalbert

A reared woman from East Berlin, visiting the West, is fascinated by the windows of a large department store. The vision of a man she had loved long ago appears in her memory, transforming the store into the arena of their past love

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