Until Death Do Us Part

Original title: (Bis dass der Tod euch scheidet)
GDR, 1978, 92 min, color
In German; English subtitles

Scenes from an East German marriage. A young couple, Sonya and Jens, are very much in love. They get married and have a child. When Sonya wants to go back to work after her maternity leave, they clash for the first time; Jens insists that she remain a full-time wife and mother.


Until Death Do Us Part turns an actual police report into a gripping drama, as director Heiner Carow (The Legend of Paul and Paula, Coming Out, The Mistake) explores the depths of his characters’ emotions, which drive the conflict to a catastrophic climax.


The debut film of actress Katrin Saß (Goodbye, Lenin!, 2003).

Until Death Do Us Part

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