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Das Mädchen Johanna / Joan The Maid (1935) Gustav Ucicky, Angela Salloker, Gustaf Gründgens, Heinrich George, Biography, Drama, History

Das Madchen Johanna AKA Joan The Maid (1935)
The story of Joan of Arc has been filmed so often that it need not be repeated here. This 1935 version obviously can’t quite compete with the masterworks Dreyer, Bresson, or Rivette derived from the same story, but it’s nevertheless a very effective film which focuses much more on the intrigues of the men around Joan than on the girl herself, who gets surprisingly little screentime.

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Sexy Baby / Unruhige Töchter (1968) Hansjörg Amon, Joerg Anderson, Inge Burckhardt, Maria Caleita, Drama

sexy-baby-1968
Sue is a young smart pretty cunning self-confident assertive sexually-liberated feminist student, who’s proud of her sex appeal and unafraid to use it when it’s mutually beneficial. She enjoys sex, always speaks her mind and cares little about the taboos of her rigid society or the opinions of her more conservative female friends from class. Her best friend is her classmate Ruth, a nice but repressed and introverted girl, who supports Sue’s attitude and admires her freedom to be herself. She also has a crush on Sue, but tries to hide it.

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