She was one of the most popular film and theater actresses of the post-war period - until the 1990s. In over 50 films, Vera Tschechowa worked with acting legends such as Gert Fröbe, Vittorio de Sica, O.W. Fischer, Mario Adorf, Elisabeth Flickenschildt, Therese Giehse and Götz George.
In 1959, after several high-profile encounters with Elvis Presley, who was doing his military service in Germany, Vera Tschechowa was even rumored to have had an affair with the rock 'n' roll star.
In this very personal journey through German cultural and contemporary history of the 20th century, actor and director Vadim Glowna, Vera Tschechowa's first husband, makes an appearance, as do the student riots of 1968, Heinrich Böll, anger over Günter Grass, feminist Alice Schwarzer, and Vera Tschechowa's involvement in the "Stern" campaign "We had an abortion" in 1971.
The event will be moderated by journalist and author Reinhard Mohr.