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1 November 1972 (West Germany) See more »
A divorced woman in her thirties fights a losing battle in Munich to attain belated self-fulfillment. The die is cast in a briskly impersonal society geared to male dominance and early training for career women. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Volker Schlöndorff 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Volker Schlöndorff 
Margarethe von Trotta 

Produced by
Hans Prescher .... producer: HR
Volker Schlöndorff .... producer
Original Music by
Stanley Myers 
Cinematography by
Sven Nykvist 
Film Editing by
Suzanne Baron 
Production Design by
Nicos Perakis  (as Nikos Perakis)
Costume Design by
Nicos Perakis  (as Nikos Perakis)
Makeup Department
Joachim Döring .... makeup artist
Elke Geissler .... makeup artist
Production Management
Eberhard Junkersdorf .... production manager
Jörg Schmidt .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alexander von Richthofen .... assistant director
Sound Department
Olaf Reinke .... assistant sound
Wolfgang Richter .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Horst Weber .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Uta Draher-Reeg .... assistant editor (as Uta Reeg)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Strohfeuer" - West Germany (original title)
"Summer Lightning" - International (English title) (informal title)
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USA:100 min | Germany:98 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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