Switzerland, 1971: Nora is a young housewife and mother who lives with her husband, their two sons and her father-in-law in a little village. Here, in the Swiss countryside, little or nothing is felt of the huge social upheavals that the movement of May 1968 has caused. Nora's life, too, has been unaffected; she is a retiring, quiet person, well liked by everyone - until she begins to campaign publicly and pugnaciously for women's right to vote, an issue that will be put before the male voters on February 7th, 1971.
Perfect mirrow of the life in small villages in the 70ies
What a movie. Once again Marie Leuenberger proved how varialbe her acting is. Like in "Die Standesbeamtin" she got the leading role here but this time it isn't her character which got all of the focus and it is good that it isn't. This movie is about the women back then and how they were treaten by their husbands. I knew worse tbh. I was a child back then but I remember well how my father acted and compared to what they portray in this movie, the movie isn't hard enough. It is diplomatic and portrays the men with a lot of mercy. But this is good for the entertainment. For those who think equality and the right to vote for women is usual this movie is a good reminder of how things were only a couple of years ago. When people rant about feminism, let them watch this. Without all these women who faught for later generations we still would be married to ugly old men, had no right to work or vote, had no right over our lives. This movie here is only one testimony and therefor important. It is not a documentary but it's telling a lot of how things were. I loved it.
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