Die bleierne Zeit (1981)

Revolutionary Marianne argues her cause with her activist and journalist sister.

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  • The German Sisters Alternative
  • Leaden Times Alternative
  • Marianne and Juliane Alternative


Sisters are resisters as director Margarethe von Trotta puts revolutionary women at the heart of New German Cinema. Armed revolutionary Marianne (based on the Red Army Faction’s leader Gudrun Ensslin) argues the cause with her sister Juliane, a feminist activist and journalist.

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