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Alle meine Stehaufmädchen – Von Frauen, die sich was Trauen

Runtime:
82 min.
Year of Production:
2009
Country:
Deutschland
Director:
Cast:
Marion Antoniadis
Anne-Marie Chatelier
Ilona Fath
Claudia Jakobshagen
Isolde Josipovici
Hilka Neuhof
Erika Rabau
Karin Reum-Lahrem
Sylvia Schmid
Irene Schweitzer
Evelyn Sommerhoff
Arnfried Binhold
Alexander K.
Jens Richter
Konrad Tidow
Production Company:
Lola-Films
Berlinale Section:
Panorama
Berlinale Category:
Documentary Film

In his film, Lothar Lambert has chosen to portray eleven women over forty in Berlin, interweaving accounts of their experiences, their current lives and their expectations for the future. The line-up includes a number of well-known Berliners such as Irene Schweitzer, who runs the shop “Kaufhaus Schrill” in Bleibtreustrasse, photographer Erika Rabau and painter Evelyn Sommerhoff. The women talk about their chaotic family backgrounds, dramatic twists and turns, courageous decisions, failed relationships, breakdowns and new beginnings, as well as the art of gritting your teeth in spite of all of life’s blows. In no uncertain terms the women tell the filmmaker how they came to be the people they are; they also chat unabashedly about their sexual antics and reflect en passant on the social climate in Germany. Although only one or two of the protagonists are known to each other, they all share their acquaintance with Lothar Lambert, whom they know either socially or...

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