Directed by Liliana Sulzbach. Written by Sulzbach, Angela K.
Intercutting among the women, all at different phases of their lives and prison sentences, helmer Liliana Sulzbach has crafted a riveting look at the difficult transition from the outside world to prison and the sometimes even scarier transition back again.
Sulzbach never gets very close to Daniela, whose nervous pronouncements range from hysterical professions of innocence to answering fan mail from marriage-minded admirers.
Betania, a 28-year-old with four kids, projects a unique attitude that furnishes Sulzbach with an ironic midpoint between Claudia's regret over wasted years and Daniela's youthful lack of direction.
Pic veers toward comedy as Sulzbach rejoins Betania first one month, then four months and finally a year after she went AWOL, each time ensconced at a different location with a different boyfriend and a brand new short-term plan.
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, Germany, was honored with a Best Innovator 2003 award for its performance in program and project management by management consulting firm A.T.
Sadly, as Herbert Sulzbach points out in his book, many German prisoners of war were still fanatical Nazis, even as the war came to an end.
Despite serving his country in World War I, Sulzbach wasn't welcome in the new Germany because he was a Jew.