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Marianne & Juliane (1981)

Die bleierne Zeit (original title)
Two sisters both fight for women's rights. Juliane is a journalist and Marianne a terrorist. When Marianne is jailed, Juliane feels obligated to help her despite their differing views on how to live.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jutta Lampe ...
Juliane
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Marianne
Rüdiger Vogler ...
Wolfgang
Doris Schade ...
The mother
Vérénice Rudolph ...
Sabine
Luc Bondy ...
Werner
Franz Rudnick ...
The father
Julia Biedermann
Ina Robinski
Patrick Estrada-Pox
Samir Jawad
Barbara Paepcke
Rebecca Paepcke
Margit Czenki
Carola Hembus
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Germany, 1968: The priest's daughters Marianna and Juliane both fight for changes in society, like making abortion legal. However their means are totally different: while Juliane's committed as a reporter, her sister joins a terroristic organization. After she's caught by the police and put into isolation jail, Juliane remains as her last connection to the rest of the world. Although she doesn't accept her sister's arguments and her boyfriend Wolfgang doesn't want her to, Juliane keeps on helping her sister. She begins to question the way her sister is treated. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Good, whether you agree with it or not

Von Trotta is a wonderful director and writer. I sometimes hated the sisters as people; terrorism is hard to defend, no matter what the state might do to the terrorist, but the acting is uniformally good and held my interest. I give this an 8, you definitely will not forget this one.


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