The Nasty Girl tells the true story of a Bavarian schoolgirl's quest to find out the truth about her small village's history during World War II. Lena Stolze gives a tour de force performance as the girl who is inspired by a school project to delve into the past. When she continues the research years later as a wife and mother, her family suffers the consequences. Neo-Nazis harass her and a series of obstacles are put in her way. Writer and director Michael Verhoeven has fashioned a thought-provoking German film which is creatively vibrant and historically important.