Mädchen in Uniform
A student falls in love with her kind-hearted teacher in this pioneering film from 1931.
Dorothea Wieck, Hertha Thiele, Emilia Unda
Germany 1931. 87min
Mädchen in Uniform is where the history of lesbian cinema truly begins. At a strict Prussian boarding school Manuela falls in love with her kind-hearted teacher Fraulein von Bernburg – a scandal that rocks the school’s very foundation. The film remains daring and provocative today, and, considering its age, all the more remarkable for not condemning same sex desire but instead celebrating it. A true classic, not to be missed.
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