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The Glassblower (2016)

Die Glasbläserin (original title)
Marie violates all traditions after the death of her parents. To feed herself and her sisters, she becomes the first female glassblower in the small town of Lauscha in 1890, and her artful glassy Christmas balls find themselves in America.
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Cast overview:
Luise Heyer ... Johanna Steinmann
Maria Ehrich ... Marie Steinmann
Franz Dinda ... Thomas Heimer
Dirk Borchardt ... Friedhelm Strobel
Robert Gwisdek ... Peter Maienbaum
Max Hopp Max Hopp ... Wilhelm Heimer
Ute Willing ... Witwe Grün
Johanna Bittenbinder Johanna Bittenbinder ... Marianne Bohn
Marc Barthel Marc Barthel ... Steven Miles
Karel Hermánek Jr. ... Max (as Karel Hermánek)
Jakub Chromecek Jakub Chromecek ... Sebastian Heimer
Adam Richard Grimm Adam Richard Grimm ... Juri
Petr Halícek
Josef Guruncz Josef Guruncz
Thomas Zielinski Thomas Zielinski


Lauscha, in the year 1890. After the death of their father, sisters Johanna and Marie Steinmann have been left destitute. As women they are not allowed to continue to run the family's glassblowing workshop, so they must seek their luck separately: Johanna as an assistant to the glass dealer Friedhelm Strobel, and Marie as a glass painter in the workshop of Wilhelm Heimer and as wife to his son Thomas. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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heart-warming story
2 February 2019 | by brant-76806See all my reviews

It's a short and easy heart-warming story. Though there isn't anything special about the plot, I am still pretty engaged in this movie and understand the difficulties, the inequality women faced with back in the days, as I believe this is the main subject of this movie. It won't be a time-wasting one, I assure you :)

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9 December 2016 (Germany) See more »

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La soffiatrice di vetro See more »

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Prague, Czech Republic

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