Anita B.

Synopsis: Immediately after WWII, Anita, a young survivor of Auschwitz, looks at the world with worried eyes. She quickly finds herself involved in an intense and passionate affair that almost shatters her, but eventually gives her the strength to rebel and start a new life.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Roberto Faenza
Production: DigiNext Films
  2 wins.
88 min

"All that's not happening in reality, we dream at night.

It can happen to you, to another, tomorrow if not today,

in a hundred years or even next year."

Isaac Bashevis SINGER

May 1945, right after World War 2

Hungarian/Czech border.



You must be tired with all this snow...

sign here.

How are you?


Did the Red Cross treat you good?

Have you seen your old house in Budapest?

Why aren't you speaking?

You know who am I? I'm Eli,

Aron's brother, got it?

Aron, Monika's husband.

May I get a kiss?

Are you hungry?

When did you eat last time?

Stand down!

Are you ok?

See? You're safe with me.

Monika made these for us.

You want mine too?


Aren't you hot?

Why don't you take off your hat?

Come on, take it off...


How did you save yourself?

-I escaped before the nazis arrived...

Have you been hiding all this time?

In a farm....with my brother and

your aunt Monika.

Mom... I see Prague in front of me...

You wished to come here for your birthday,

with dad and me...


Who are you talking to?

Mom always talked about Prague...

we dreamed of seeing it together.

Anita.... wake up, we have to get off.

Let me stay! I'm a carpenter, I can work!

We're Germans, we're not nazis!

There's kids, don't hurt them!

They're Sudetes... Czech Germans

that supported Hitler...

They send them back to Germany

and luckily we get their houses.

After what they've done, they deserved it.


They're erasing the past.

War has changed everything.

I was born in Hungary, but now I'm Czech...

we all speak different languages here.

We don't know who we are anymore.

And me? Who am I?

Right now, no one.... later, we'll see...

Are you married?

I want to live...

When you're married you can't live?

Men only need to take off their pants,

but women....they want love...

You've never been in love?

You ask too many questions...

learn to bite life instead, like this...


Here we are.

Last floor, that's our home.

Don't tell Monika what I said about women...

I was only joking.

Anyway... leave Auschwitz out of this house.

Monika, we're home.

Aunt Monika...

Don't call me aunt... just Monika.

And don't cry, Roby's asleep.

Take off your shoes and these dirty clothes.

How was the trip?

Did your escort behave?

-I did.


I made a chicken soup, but...

You better wash first, and you as well...

those trains are filled with lice and fleas.


Wash... come on.

There's no much water,

but we're lucky just to have some.

Everything is rationed.

You better hide this...

communists are not kind to Jews.

Here... dry up.

And put this on.


This is Eli's bed...

You can sleep here.

Soon as we got some money

I'm gonna throw this furniture...

They belonged to the Sudetes that lived here...

it's all theirs, damn them....

Back in Budapest I saw our old house...

Do you remember our neighbor's son?

He helped you escape...

Mom thought he would have helped us all,

but they deported him too.

Did you know?

They took him the day after you escaped...

didn't you know?

Could you change subject?

Anybody home?

Something smells good.


How's little niece?

-Dressing up...

Listen... don't tell her about her hair...

Look, uncle Jacob came as well.



Aron has a nickname for everyone.

Eli is Rapa, Roby is Robika,

I am Viola... Violetta when he drinks...

Turn around and let me look at you...

What a pretty niece we got!

Like this I look like a scarecrow...

Complaining already?

No, the dress is beautiful...

but I'm too skinny.

Don't worry, we'll fatten you up good... right brother?

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Roberto Faenza

Roberto Faenza (born 21 February 1943) is an Italian film director. Born in Turin in 1943, Faenza received a degree in Political Science and a diploma at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. more…

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