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Dunkle Tage (1999)

Margarethe von Trotta's TV movie focuses on a woman whose life is destroyed by her addiction to alcohol. Angela Rinser is a happy mother of two children and quite successful in her job as ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Suzanne von Borsody ...
Angela Rinser
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Felicitas (18)
Siggi Kautz ...
Max (16)
Steffen Groth ...
Fabian Groll
András Fricsay Kali Son ...
Schmanke
Pamela Knaack ...
Alexandra Schmanke
Konstantin Wecker ...
Rinser
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Arved Birnbaum
Marie Helen Dehorn ...
Felicitas as child
Pat Fitzgerald
Maria Gardenier ...
Krankenschwester
Walter Hess
Therese Hämer
Cornelius Lehmann ...
Max as child
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Margarethe von Trotta's TV movie focuses on a woman whose life is destroyed by her addiction to alcohol. Angela Rinser is a happy mother of two children and quite successful in her job as bilingual secretary. The sudden death of her husband changes everything. She starts drinking and loses her job. Her children Felicitas and Max try to hush up their social decline for years because they don't want to live in a foster home. While Max finally leaves the family, Felictias becomes her mother's drinking pal... Written by fippi2000

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5 May 1999 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Mroczne dni  »

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HEAVY ON HAND DRAMA
10 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

Heavy on hand drama about alcoholic mother splendidly played by Susanne von Borsody. It is honest and well meant, and there are sensitive scenes, but in the end the viewer has a hangover of the cliches of which there are not too few (of course she can not find a new job and then immediately starts drinking again). Von Trotta's directing is too matter-of-fact to make the viewer really involved. The script starts a lot, but does not finish much; what is the viewer expected to do with all that African stuff? As made-for-tv film average, as film only passable.


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