Nowadays Only the Others Die
(Heute sterben immer nur die andern)
Heute sterben immer nur die andern © DEFA-Stiftung
Three actresses, who performed together in Chekhov's "Three Sisters" early in their careers, meet again after many years. When the others learn that Maria has cancer and does not have much longer to live, their relationships change dramatically. Lisa is unable to cope with the situation and pulls back from the friendship, while Hanna grows closer to Maria and offers to help her obtain medicine to end her life without suffering.