LEA (1996)

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  • Die TRÄUMERIN Working
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Love story of a mute Slovenian girl, Lea, and an ex-foreign legionnaire, turned antiques dealer, who falls in love with her while on a trip to Slovakia in 1991. Seeing in Lea an uncanny resemblance to his dead wife, he buys her from her step-parents and, against her will, brings her to Germany where he marries her. Initially it seems the relationship is doomed to failure, but gradually they develop a bond. The story is revealed through a series of letters and poems written by Lea to her dead mother.

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