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Dora or The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents (2015)

Dora oder Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern (original title)
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When her mother decides to stop administering medication to her mentally challenged daughter, 18-year-old Dora awakes, as if from a deep sleep. Dora discovers her body, her sensuality and finally, sex, too.

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Stina Werenfels

Writers:

Lukas Bärfuss (play), Boris Treyer | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Victoria Schulz ... Dora
Jenny Schily ... Kristin
Lars Eidinger ... Peter
Urs Jucker ... Felix
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Knut Berger Knut Berger ... Dr. Neumann
Sarah Brie Sarah Brie ... Polizistin
Thelma Buabeng Thelma Buabeng ... Maria
Rebekka Burckhardt Rebekka Burckhardt ... Dozentin Zürich
Inga Busch Inga Busch ... Barbara
Karina Fallenstein ... Susanne
Olivia Grigolli Olivia Grigolli ... Gynäkologin
Teresa Harder ... Franzi
Steffen Höld Steffen Höld ... Marc
Marcus Kaloff Marcus Kaloff ... Humangenetiker
Koko La Douce Koko La Douce ... Burlesque-Tänzerin
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Storyline

After her mother decides that eighteen-year-old mentally disabled Dora no longer has to take sedating drugs, the young woman begins to blossom. But when pleasure-loving Dora discovers her sexuality her strive for independence becomes increasingly risky. Her mother struggles to protect her: the family is threatened to fall apart.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Switzerland | Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

21 May 2015 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color | Black and White (surveillance footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Better than it sounds
14 November 2015 | by timlin-4See all my reviews

Despite the quirky title this is a fairly serious drama about a mentally disabled woman's sexual awakening and pregnancy; and despite the sensational topic it's not too melodramatic or sappy. Victoria Schulz's performance is convincing and really anchors a movie that is otherwise rather questionable. The main character is given far more freedom than is believable, the man she runs into is of course that cruel rich type that women find so dreamy, and the director also seems too eager to include a depiction of middle-aged female frustration and fulfillment using Dora's mother. Ultimately it seems like a sort of exploitation film, which isn't a criticism. The frequent use of slightly blurry POV shots are, however, obnoxious, as is the muddled ending.


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