Mädchen in Uniform

Film

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...

Details

Release details

Duration:
98 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Leontine Sagan
Screenwriter:
Christa Winsloe, FD Andam
Cast:
Dorothea Wieck
Hertha Thiele
Ellen Schwanneke
Emilia Unda
Hedwig Schlichter