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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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Anne Wild

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Anne Wild
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Credited cast:
Maria Schrader ... Saskia Kerkhoff
Ursula Werner ... Usch Kerkhoff
Jesper Christensen ... Uncle Rolle
Felix Schmidt-Knopp Felix Schmidt-Knopp ... Dirk Kerkhoff (as Felix Knopp)
Anna Blomeier ... Doreen Kerkhoff
Rita Luise Stelling Rita Luise Stelling ... Marie Kerkhoff
Thomas Fränzel Thomas Fränzel ... Jörn
Lore Richter Lore Richter ... Jola
Marie Leuenberger ... Kati Kerkhoff
Klaus Manchen Klaus Manchen ... Günther Kerkhoff
Chiara Salome Bohrmann Chiara Salome Bohrmann ... Lena Kerkhoff
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Meike Droste ... Usch, jung
Victoria Gabrysch Victoria Gabrysch ... Schwester Agatha
Jürgen Haug Jürgen Haug ... Priester
Kyra Mladeck 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 dbdumonteilSee 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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Germany

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German

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12 December 2013 (Germany) See more »

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$3,400,000 (estimated)
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