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Leo Hiemer

Leni

Edition 1995
86' - 1994 - Drama - Dialogue: German
Director: Leo Hiemer Composer: Petras Vysniaukas With: Johanna Thanheiser, Christa Berndl
Germany, 1937. A nun delivers a baby for a young mother. Nothing is known about the father and the nun informs the chaplain it would be best not to declare the mother either. lnstead, the nun takes the infant girl, baptised Magdalena, to an elderly farmer Johann Aibele and his wife Alwing high in the Allgäu mountains. They have no children of their own and while Johan is hesitant, Alwina is very happy to be experiencing the belated joys of motherhood. Leni is a year old when the Aibeles get an unexpected visit fom the little girl's mother. Alwina is afraid that she will ask her child back, hut the pretty young woman merely leaves a camera with a request that they send her photos of the baby...

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Credits

Director

Leo Hiemer

Composer

Petras Vysniaukas

With

Johanna Thanheiser, Christa Berndl

Scenario

Leo Hiemer

Director of Photography

Marian Czura

Editor

Ulli Leipold

Producer

Daniel Zuta

More information

Dialogue

German

Countries of production

Germany

Year

1994

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