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THE GERMAN SISTERS

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THE GERMAN SISTERS

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 107m 14s

Release date 02/11/2018

BBFCInsight Holocaust footage, suicide references

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Margarethe von Trotta

Cast includes Jutta Lampe, Barbara Sukowa, Rüdiger Vogler, Doris Schade, Vérénice Rudolph, Luc Bondy

Summary THE GERMAN SISTERS is a German language drama, from 1982, in which a political writer struggles to maintain a relationship with her revolutionary sister.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 23/10/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE GERMAN SISTERS is a German language drama, from 1982, in which a political writer struggles to maintain a relationship with her revolutionary sister.

Disturbing images

There are some sequences that include footage of real dead bodies from concentration camps, and from other atrocities. The material includes images of dead infants and skeletal corpses.

Suicide

There are verbal and visual suicide references. A woman doubts an official report that her sister hanged herself, so investigates using a dummy and a noose, which she at one point places around her own neck.

There is a sequence in which a woman visits a child in hospital and sees that he has suffered severe burns to his face and body. It is subsequently revealed that he was the victim of a deliberate arson attack and a flashback nightmare scene shows him on fire running away in fright. There is infrequent strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms such as 'bitch' and 'whore'. There is brief breast nudity during a scene in which two women swap shirts, and another in which a woman is strip-searched.

Details

Title
THE GERMAN SISTERS
Also known as
MARIANNE & JULIANEDIE BLEIERNE ZEIT
Year
2018
Distributor(s)
Independent Cinema Office
Classified date(s)
06/11/2018
Main language
German
Submitted run time
107m 14s
Approved footage
9651+0
BBFC reference
BFF032523
Registration number
CFJ46116

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