Yella (Nina Hoss) leaves her hometown in what was East Germany and her violent husband for a promising job in the West. But the only welcome she receives there is disappointment. When she almost succumbs to her failure, she runs into Philipp (Devid Striesow), a businessman who needs someone who understands balance sheets. Events take a turn here as we are plunged into murky workings of capitalism. All along Yella is haunted by the tendrils of her past that stick to her like cobwebs. A film that presents you with many possibilities but never hints at a solution.
Rating: * *