The Day I Was Not Born

Drama
| 94 min
German
| German

Father and daughter grapple with a secret that goes back to the Argentinian dictatorship of the 1970s. In fact she was adopted - and they begin a search Maria's biological parents. During a stopover in Buenos Aires on her way to Chile, 31-year-old Maria (Jessica Schwarz) recognizes a lullaby. Maria doesn't speak a word of Spanish, but without understanding what she is singing, she remembers the Spanish lyrics. Disturbed and confused, she breaks off her journey and wanders through the unfamiliar city. On the phone to Germany she tells her father Anton (Michael Gwisdek) about her experience and the peculiar fascination the unfamiliar city has on her. Two days later, Anton suddenly turns up at Maria's hotel with something to confess. Maria spent the first three years of her life in Buenos Aires during the military dictatorship at the end of the 1970's.