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by Margarethe von Trotta


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.

original title: Die bleierne Zeit
country: Germany
year: 1981
genre: fiction
directed by: Margarethe von Trotta
film run: 106'
release date: IT 10/09/1981, DE 25/09/1981, NL 14/01/1982, FI 12/03/1982, FR 31/03/1982, UK 13/05/1982, PT 12/09/1982, DK 13/09/1982, SE 15/10/1982, HU 22/09/1983, CZ 08/10/2008, RS 28/02/2009, IS 25/09/2015, PL 15/07/2018, EE 23/11/2020
screenplay: Margarethe von Trotta
cast: Jutta Lampe, Barbara Sukowa, Rüdiger Vogler
cinematography by: Franz Rath
film editing: Dagmar Hirtz
art director: Barbara Kloth, Georg von Kieseritzky
costumes designer: Monika Hasse, Jorge Jara
producer: Eberhard Junkersdorf

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