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Marianne and Juliane

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Original title
Die bleierne Zeitaka
  • The German Sisters
  • Marianne and Juliane
Running time
106 min.
Germany - West Germany (FRG) Germany - West Germany (FRG)
Margarethe von Trotta
Nicolas Economou
Franz Rath
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Bioskop Film / Sender Freies Berlin (SFB)
Synopsis / Plot
Germany, 1968: The priest's daughters Marianna and Juliane both fight for changes in society, like making abortion legal. However their means are totally different: while Juliane's committed as a reporter, her sister joins a terroristic organization. After she's caught by the police and put into isolation jail, Juliane remains as her last connection to the rest of the world. Although she doesn't accept her sister's arguments and her boyfriend Wolfgang doesn't want her to, Juliane keeps on helping her sister. She begins to question the way her sister is treated.
1981: Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion Best Movie & FIPRESCI
1981: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Director. 2 nominations
1981: 2 German Film Awards: Best Film and Best Actress (Sukowa)
1981: Chicago International Film Festival: Gold Hugo - Best Movie
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