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Sisters (2013)

Schwestern (original title)
The happening of a ceremonial robing of the youngest daughter as a novice in a Swabian convent screws up the values of a modern family. As if life wasn't complicated enough anyway. And how are you supposed to be happy without new clothes?

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Saskia Kerkhoff
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Usch Kerkhoff
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Uncle Rolle
Felix Schmidt-Knopp ...
Dirk Kerkhoff (as Felix Knopp)
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Doreen Kerkhoff
Rita Luise Stelling ...
Marie Kerkhoff
Thomas Fränzel ...
Jörn
Lore Richter ...
Jola
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Kati Kerkhoff
Klaus Manchen ...
Günther Kerkhoff
Chiara Salome Bohrmann ...
Lena Kerkhoff
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Usch, jung
Victoria Gabrysch ...
Schwester Agatha
Jürgen Haug ...
Priester
Kyra Mladeck ...
Schwester Generaloberin
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The happening of a ceremonial robing of the youngest daughter as a novice in a Swabian convent screws up the values of a modern family. As if life wasn't complicated enough anyway. And how are you supposed to be happy without new clothes?

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Living in the spiritual world.
27 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

I was expecting much from this movie:the subject,for a change ,gets off the beaten track:a nun is to take her vows and her family has come to say her goodbye before she leaves the material world.

A subject which was nothing but derivative,but as for the treatment.... A family made of cardboard characters ,who overplay,the mother who mistakes sugar for salt,a hysterical arty sister who does not find her way in life,the future sister's former lover ,a long-haired stupefied neo-hippie,the uncle who is afraid of cows(or is it a bull?),the naughty children ,and the guinea-pigs to boot. What's downright embarrassing is the complete lack of a spiritual dimension ;a gratuitous scene in slow motion (the little girl falling down from a tree)and a prologue dealing with the bees (and the grandma gets back to the point with her granddaughter ,telling her they are endangered species and it will be a tragedy for the earth )....Well certainly so,but the connection with monastic life escapes me,I fear...

Icing on this stodgy cake -as indigestible as mom's-: the final scenes with the three girls taking their vows:one can understand,for sure,why Marie wants to become a nun:this family is really a nuisance to live with at home!


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