“Because you belong to me” is a powerful award-winning German film about family separation. It highlights how children can be psychologically manipulated during a family breakdown. And how they can lose loving and important relationships with a parent, relatives or friends.
“Weil Du Mir Gehörst” is now cheaply available on Amazon. Here is the Youtube trailer:
Family separation is common and often very stressful. “Because you belong to me” shows how that stress can also be harmful.
Facing family separation, children can no longer take their family so much for granted: that is their first wish. They hope and need to continue to “belong” to all those they love and love them: their second wish. The film shows the tragedy of when two wishes aren’t enough.