Let Me Go

Let Me Go

(2016)

Secrets are the darkest prison.

Drama based on the memoir of Helga Schneider, a woman whose mother abandoned her as a toddler to become a concentration camp guard at Auschwitz.... More

Set in 2000, Let Me Go explores the cumulative effect of Helga's abandonment by her mother, Traudi, when she was just four years old. When Helga receives news that Traudi is nearing death, it is with her granddaughter Emily that Helga shares the truth. Emily volunteers to accompany her to Vienna to meet the great-grandmother she thought was dead, and experience the unraveling of the darkest of family secrets.Hide

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  • Juliet Stevenson gives a typically excellent performance of bottled up shame and guilt as a woman haunted by the sins of her mother in this low-budget British drama. Full Review

  • The intensity of the subjects they address offsets the histrionic tendencies in the film's execution. There's no such defence, though, for the soapy subplots. Full Review

  • While the tone feels uneven, Let Me Go is handsomely shot and filled with brave subject matter - and, thanks to strong performances by Stevenson and Bertling, it leaves you with plenty to ponder. Full Review

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