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Bambule (1970)

The film criticizes the authoritarian methods of home education in a girls' home. In the course of the action, there is a revolt against the oppressive structures.


Ulrike Meinhof (as Ulrike Marie Meinhof)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Petra Redinger Petra Redinger ... Iv
Christine Diersch Christine Diersch ... Monika Gerolds
Dagmar Biener Dagmar Biener ... Irene
Helge Hennig Helge Hennig ... Jynett
Barbara Schöne Barbara Schöne ... Heidi
Antje Hagen Antje Hagen ... Frau Lack
Marlene Riphahn Marlene Riphahn ... Frau Timm
Dagmar Tass Dagmar Tass ... Babsi
Christiane Lemm Christiane Lemm ... Gisela
Petra Schröder Petra Schröder ... Gitta (as Petra Schroeder)
Hansi Jochmann ... Karin
Ute Gerhard Ute Gerhard ... Jutta
Hilde Hessmann Hilde Hessmann ... Frau Bonni
Sabine Körner Sabine Körner ... Hannelore
Monika Häckermann Monika Häckermann ... (as Monika Söhnel)


The film criticizes the authoritarian methods of home education in a girls' home. In the course of the action, there is a revolt against the oppressive structures. The plot of the film is often understood as a parable to the social conditions of the time, to which a new, more acute form of class struggle must be opposed. The multi-layered plot plays for 24 hours in a West Berlin girls' home for adolescent girls. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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West Germany



Release Date:

24 May 1970 (West Germany) See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Südwestfunk (SWF) See more »
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Written by Ulrike Meinhof who would become well-known for her involvement in the Red Army Faction, a German militant freedom movement in the '60s. See more »


Edited into Une jeunesse allemande (2015) See more »

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some notes about the lesbian theme
1 December 2009 | by rotgelbkariertSee all my reviews

"I was very surprised about the persistent lesbian theme (in fact men only appear in underparts as oppressors or tricks) as Meinhof was after all a divorced mother of two."

Well, out of the Meinhof biography by Jutta Ditfruth which i find is great, i know that both, Ulrike Meinhof and her mother Ingeborg Meinhof had at least lesbian periods in their lives. Ulrike grew up with her mother and her friend Renate Riemeck after her Father died. when her mother died, she still lived with Miss Riemeck who went on having relationships with women. When Ulrike became older she had a years long secret relationship with a girl called Maria. But her "stepmother" Riemcke never allowed this relationship.

About the film. Ulrike Meinhof wasn't that pleasant with the result of the movie. she didn't like the director. Apart from that, she wanted the girls represented in the film, to act themselves to let the movie appear even more realistic than it however is.

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