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The Blind Spot

 
Title: The Blind Spot
Original title: Der Blinde Fleck
Format: two hours
Starring: Jan Gregor Kremp
Nina Petri
Henriette Schmidt
Jakob Diehl
Hans-Uwe Bauer (THE LIVES OF OTHERS, GOODBYE LENIN)
Directed by: Tom Zenker
Produced by: Produced by Claussen+Wöbke+Putz Filmproduktion in co-production with ZDF and German Film Academy Berlin with backing from Filmförderung Hamburg, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Filmförderungsanstalt Berlin in association with Beta
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The Blind Spot

There's nothing he wouldn't do for his daughter...

The Koenig family is about as normal as you get: steady income, house in the suburbs, a relaxed, easy-going rapport among dad Eckhart, mom Marianne and 18-year-old daughter Laura. Only Eckhart's job is a little unusual: he's a police officer. Laura, who just graduated from high school, is a model daughter who's never caused problems. However, she seems reluctant to introduce her new boyfriend Max to her parents. And when she does, it's dislike at first sight: the eloquent young man with radical views rejects middle-class values and is particularly turned off by cops. Then, one day, Laura is arrested on charges of having shot two of her dad's fellow policemen. One is dead, the other seriously wounded. Laura, daddy's little girl. For Eckhart, it's clear that Max is behind this, but the boy has disappeared and Laura remains obstinately silent. Doubt and mistrust begin to poison the lives of the couple, as well as Eckhart's relationships at work. But then he finds out the truth, the simple, inconceivable truth. The blind spot in his own life. Something he hadn't seen before, but that is now towering before him - and must be rendered invisible again.