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Germany - Pale Mother
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Length:130 min
Cast:Eva Mattes, Ernst Jacobi, Elisabeth Stepanek
(German with English subtitles)
Credits:Directed by Helma Sanders-Brahms

After making several successful social documentaries and feature films, Helma Sanders-Brahms made this semi-biographical film about her mother's experiences in the Nazi era and the immediate postwar period. The film's intimate portrayal of the interlocking spheres of the personal and the political, particularly as they are experienced by a woman in wartime, has assured it a place among the classics of world cinema. Split into three parts, it opens with the anticipated birth of the daughter and continues through the end of the war.

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