47th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film

19.10.2004 to 24.10.2004


The Stroke
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In her film diary, the director documents the healing process of her husband (a young musician) after a severe stroke of the brain. The way she tells her story allows us a very intimate insight into the lives of both spouses that have changed lastingly, in their fight for their marriage and their future existence. This very moving film about a young couple that copes with their fate does by no means suppress the doubts and the dangers in this fight: an example of love and responsibility, of courage and desire to live.