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Let Me Go

Based on a true story, Helga Schenider’s mother joined the Nazi SS in 1941 and abandoned her little daughter. In 2000, Helga’s family located her.

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Let Me Go

Drama

Based on a true story, Helga Schenider’s mother joined the Nazi SS in 1941 and abandoned her little daughter. In 2000, Helga’s family located her in a nursing home but the trauma and scars of the cruel past return to haunt the three generations of women.

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  • Polly Steele
  • Juliet Stevenson
    Jodhi May
    Lucy Boynton
    Karin Bertling
    Stanley Weber
  • Germany
  • English
  • 2017

Accolades

Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2017

Official Selection

Trivia

Loosely based on the real-life story of German-born, Helga Schneider, who was abandoned by her mother in 1941 when she was only four years old.

Stars Lucy Boynton, who plays Emily (granddaughter of Helga). Her film credits include playing Freddie Mercury’s partner, Mary Austin, in the biopic of Mercury and the band Queen, in the box-office hit "Bohemian Rhapsody". She also acted in "Murder on the Orient Express".