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Mädchen in Uniform (1931)

Passed  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  27 November 1931 (Germany)
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At an all-girls boarding school, Manuela falls in love with a teacher, to terrific consequences.

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German film in which a sensitive girl is sent to an all-girls boarding school and develops a romantic attachment to one of her teachers. One of the earliest narrative films to explicitly portray homosexuality. Written by Black Francis <jsh0009@jove.acs.unt.edu>

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AN UNUSUAL LOVE STORY! (USA ad - all caps) See more »

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27 November 1931 (Germany)  »

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Maedchen in Uniform  »

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The movie was banned when first released in Germany and the United States. It wasn't until First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt saw the importance of the movie that the ban was lifted. See more »

Quotes

Frau Oberin: You must reduce expenses, they are too high.
Fraulein von Kesten: We do our best, Frau Oberin. The children complain they are hungry.
Frau Oberin: Hungry? We Prussians have always been hungry. They are the daughters of soldiers and, God willing, mothers of soldiers too. What they need is discipline, not a life of luxury.
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This was more than a gay classic, this film was a social commentary on the time period it was set in. We all now well know the views held on homosexuality by Hitler's socialist party which was coming into power during the time this movie was made. The entire film foreshadowed many of the things that would happen to people who were not seen as desirable in the eyes of the German government. One part especially, where the students and teachers were forbidden to have contact with Manuela, spoke of the public shunning of Jews and other so-called undesirables who were forbidden contact with other people. Of the three movies that Leontine Sagan directed this was the only one made in Germany. Given the fact that Sagan was of Jewish ancestry and the main theme of this movie was of love between women, it's not hard to see why her career in Germany was short lived.


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