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  • Following a near-death experience, a young woman flees her East German hometown and failed marriage to start over in Hanover. By chance she finds work with an ambitious and determined executive and enters a ruthless world of big business and cut-throat boardroom deals. But just as she seems poised to fully realize her ambitions, she finds herself haunted by truths from the past that threaten to destroy her new life.


  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007.
  • Special features: "Nothing ventured" documentary by Harun Farocki (50 min.); theatrical trailer; booklet featuring "German desire in the age of venture capitalism," an essay by film scholar Marco Abel.
  • DVD; region 1, NTSC; letterbox widescreen (1.85:1, 16x9) presentation ; Dolby digital.
  • In German, with optional English subtitles.


  • Special features include: Nothing ventured, a documentary by Harun Farocki, an inspiration for Yella (52 min.) ; theatrical trailer
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