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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 Jutta Lampe ... Juliane
Barbara Sukowa ... Marianne
Rüdiger Vogler ... Wolfgang
Doris Schade Doris Schade ... The mother
Vérénice Rudolph Vérénice Rudolph ... Sabine
Luc Bondy ... Werner
Franz Rudnick Franz Rudnick ... The father
Julia Biedermann
Ina Robinski Ina Robinski
Patrick Estrada-Pox Patrick Estrada-Pox
Samir Jawad Samir Jawad
Barbara Paepcke Barbara Paepcke
Rebecca Paepcke Rebecca Paepcke
Margit Czenki Margit Czenki
Carola Hembus Carola Hembus
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Storyline

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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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

25 September 1981 (West Germany) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Beirut, Lebanon See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Ingmar Bergman has listed "Marianne and Juliane" as one of 11 of his favorite films. See more »

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Cannot find better drama intertwined with the political as fine as this!
18 December 2017 | by AdGuzman00See all my reviews

Politics at the core of this intense and emotional depiction of fraternal love, support and the search for 'the' truth...

And sometimes dismantling the intricate apparatus of power is of not use, perhaps a depressing view but an accurate one, as Marianne's dubious dead hints.

Apart from the dark glimpse on systems of power in modern society that the film shows, it was such a delight to enjoy the astonishing performances of these two women, the casting of their younger selves (as teenagers and little girls) was spot on. I could relate better with Juliane's approach to women's right conviction, but something tells me that perhaps to achieve greater advances Marianne's fire for the cause is what is needed at times. For me, Marianne's conviction as an adult, and cheeky behavior as a young woman was enticing and contagious, but Juliane's gentle soul was lovely and engaging, the cause for her is built from woman to woman, with sorority at the center, supporting each other, establishing strong bonds, and for that same reason I think her role is even a little more hopeful.


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