Madchen in Uniform

A sincere, distinguished, and moving piece of work.

Madchen in Uniform

Inspired by Christa Winsloe's play Gestern und Heute, Maedchen in Uniform is one of the most memorable and moving of the pre-Hitler German talkies. Hertha Thiele plays a new student in an exclusive girls' boarding school. Achingly lonely because she feels deserted by her family, Hertha keeps her distance from the rest of the girls. Persecuted for her solitary stance by principal Emilia Unda, Hertha is drawn to her sympathetic teacher Dorothea Wieck. What starts as a friendship blossoms into a romance. While public revelation of this relationship proves disastrous to both student and teacher, it is ultimately the unforgiving principal Unda who suffers most. Maedchen in Uniform was antiseptically remade in 1958, with some of the frankness but little of the honest eroticism of the original.
Not Rated
Genre
Drama
Runtime
87
Language
German
Director
Leontine Sagan
Carl Froelich
FEATURED REVIEW
Peter Fleming, The Spectator

When anything ranking as An Institution is'shown on the stage or screen, it is usually made to appear in either a slightly grotesque or a- highly discreditable light: The German girls' school, whose inmates are Matichen in Uniform, emerges neither as a travesty nor as a scandal. The film is indeed ...

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