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Marianne and Juliane (Die Bleierne Zeit)

Director: Margarethe von Trotta

Genre: Drama

Year: 1981

Running time: 106 minutes

Territory: UK

Studio: StudioCanal

Cast: Jutta Lampe, Barbara Sukowa, Rudiger Vogler

Sisters Marianne (Barbara Sukowa) and Juliane (Jutta Lampe) are as similar, and as different, as can be. Marianne is a journalist who believes the only way to enact meaningful social change is through careful observation and factual reporting. Juliane thinks that radical terrorism and fear of violence is the only way to change the world. When Juliane lands herself in prison, Marianne begins to doubt herself and, against the wishes of her boyfriend (Rudiger Vogler), helps her sister.

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