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.
Nothing spectacular. None of the over-the-top lambastadry you'd normally expect of a movie dealing with such a passionate subject. Just the truth. True feelings, true conflicts, true discovery. What could otherwise have been just another "me too" movie was done with such aplomb that it really managed to impress its message into the souls of the viewers.
I wonder now, in retrospect, if women's rights were another (perhaps major) facet of why "the west" was (and in many realms still is) so against socialism - which in its very fundament deems men and women to be equal?
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