Okay, so I am NOT a movie reviewer and this is my first one at all but I thought some TV movies do deserve some attention, too.
This movie is pretty good compared to what I expected from a ARD timepass movie. Turned out I was wrong: It's not just a timepass.
Instead, it teaches you in a very understandable way about the live of a strong woman that stepped out of a shadow despite the hardships thrown at her. If you are feeling down and weak, this can be truly inspirational.
And, to be honest, I think it would be a good watch for every young girl - and the boys are invited to watch it, too, of course - to gain an empathetic insight into the conditions under which women had to live in the times before it was utterly normal to have access to the same jobs and positions as men do, before it was normal that we are allowed to even reach a noteworthy position in society. We complain about the ~25% less gender paygap in Germany nowadays (which is still a shame) but never appreciate the things that have been opened up for the broad mass of us by the fights of women and supporters throughout history. Considering that, this movie is an eye-opener.
Of course, it is visible at every corner that it is not truly shot right after the second world war. It feels a little more like a Theater play in a setting that is more of a symbolic representation of the true circumstances and I feel they could have done a better job at giving you the historic feel.
However, it focuses and illuminates in simple and piercing clarity what was wrong with the times and how this woman has been treated on her way to success. Her moves were portrayed as unconventional, bold and determined despite having to loose a lot. The movie also gave me the feel of a real life story/documentary as her reactions and behaviour are more sophisticated and well-tempered within her relationship and in regards to family and friends than one would expect in classical heroine movies.
That being said, I can only add, that the plot is captured in solid work of the writers, easy to follow and clear. The main actress does a great job in filling her role. Music wasn't quite noteworthy so whatever was going on aside from the pretty captivating story was all playing along pretty well.
As I said. Solid work. Go ahead and watch the second part that follows this week. I recommend.
In case anyone ever reads this here. ^^"
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