Mädchen in Uniform

Film

User ratings:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>5</span>/5
Rate this
 

Time Out says

A key early German talkie: a powerful melodrama about life in a Prussian boarding school for the daughters of the bourgeoisie - a bastion of the ideology of 'strength through suffering'. The plot mechanics are predictable - unhappy pupil with crush on housemistress is driven to attempt suicide - but the atmosphere and sensitivity to teenage fears are not: stage actress Leontine Sagan brings an exceptionally warm touch to her depiction of female friendships, and her denunciation of the Prussian orthodoxy is more a matter of subtle imagery than shrill accusations. Whether it adds up to a precursor of militant lesbianism is another question...
0

Reviews

Add +

Release details

UK release:

1931

Duration:

98 mins

Users say

0
<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>0</span>/5

Average User Rating

5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:1
  • 4 star:0
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
LiveReviews|2
1 person listening
mehere

Fascinating Weimar-Republic-era film about an authoritarian girls' boarding school whose martial, militaristic philosophy is eerily prescient of that of the approaching national socialists'.

mehere

Fascinating Weimar-Republic-era film about an authoritarian girls' boarding school whose martial, militaristic philosophy is eerily prescient of that of the approaching national socialists'.