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Irasema Dilián stars as the orphan Manuela whose passionate crush on her teacher Lucila (Marga Lopez) scandalizes their all-girl Catholic school. An exceptional Mexican remake of the 1931 German original, Maedchen in Uniform.
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
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Voted Number 9 on Film Daily's Ten Best Pictures of 1933. It was on the 1933 list because that is the year the film was released in the USA, See more »
You're responsible for this uproar, I won't allow revolutionary ideas. As long as I am in charge, it won't happen here.
Fraulein von Bernburg:
I won't cling to my post. I know I can't stay here. I can't stand by and watch children made into scared, helpless creatures.
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What's a girl to do when she is surrounded by women in a female boarding school? She falls in love with her female teacher who shares some mutual feelings. This film is not so much about lesbianism as it is about Germany was striving to become so disciplined and unfeeling towards one another. Of course, lesbianism was bound to happen. There were no other options. You have a girl who wants to be loved and love just seems unthinkable in the German culture of the Nazi uprising. Even though this film was made in 1931, the girls' uniforms reminded me of the concentration camps uniforms. The school was trying to discourage close relationships between girls and among teachers and students. I don't think of it much as a lesbian film as a chilling portrait of how Germany was bounded for destruction during World War II. Maybe the film points as a good reminder of how relationships should be encouraged and feelings are human. This school was trying to restrict the girls' humanity into an almost robotlike existence. That's how I always saw this film. I never thought of it as a lesbian film because the girls in the school had no other choice or option. They weren't allowed freedom and that's what the major theme of this movie is. Germany was beginning to restrict it's freedom on their citizens and forcing them to become less human in order to succeed but that's just my opinion.
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