June, 1945. Badly injured, her face destroyed, Auschwitz survivor Nelly (Nina Hoss, BARBARA, HOMELAND) returns to her hometown, Berlin. SheGÇÖs accompanied by Lene (Nina Kunzendorf, WOMAN IN GOLD), a Jewish Agency employee and NellyGÇÖs friend from pre-war days. Having barely recovered from facial surgery, Nelly ignores LeneGÇÖs warnings and sets out to find her husband, Johnny (Ronald Zehrfeld, BARBARA) GÇô the love of her life who is convinced that his wife is dead. When Nelly finally tracks him down, he recognizes nothing but an unnerving resemblance and doesnGÇÖt believe it could really be her. Hoping to secure her familyGÇÖs inheritance, Johnny suggests to Nelly that she take on the identity of his late wife.
Return from the ashes