No Lullaby

Dokus
Independent
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German
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A terrible family secret that spans three generations and a society that refuses to acknowledge the reality behind the house facades. From early on, Tina (57) was inculcated that nothing which happens at home is carried outside. So, she suffers the torture, keeps silent as her own father abuses her throughout her childhood, buries this part of her life deep down in her unconscious. She buries it so deep that she cannot read the desperate signals her daughter Floh sends out when she suffers the same ordeal by the same culprit. After many years of silence, Tina and Floh gather their courage and strength to break the vicious circle: they go to the police. But all help seems to come too late – Tina watches helplessly as her desperate daughter’s will to live gradually fades away.