Germany 1987. Two sisters and their grown-up children find themselves on different sides of the political fence in a rapidly disintegrating East Germany. Margot (48) is a major in the state security service (Stasi), Lotte (44) is in the opposition. We meet the women in the chaotic years between 1987 and 1990 as they fight for their ideals.
The Athena follows the journey of Nyela Malik, a young model whose career implodes when she dares to complain about a famous designer treating her like an object.