Schwestern oder die Balance des Glücks

Overview

This West German film is a contemporary tale with gloomy overtones of the 19th Century August Strindberg one-act play The Stronger The sisters of the title are an executive secretary and her younger biology-student sibling. The secretary supports the student, exercising virtually total control over the younger girl's life. But as the film unfolds, it becomes clear that both women are utterly dependent upon one another.
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Overview

This West German film is a contemporary tale with gloomy overtones of the 19th Century August Strindberg one-act play The Stronger The sisters of the title are an executive secretary and her younger biology-student sibling. The secretary supports the student, exercising virtually total control over the younger girl's life. But as the film unfolds, it becomes clear that both women are utterly dependent upon one another.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/13/2005
  • UPC: 759259140714
  • Original Release: 1979
  • Rating:

  • Source: Water Bearer Films
  • Presentation: Subtitled
  • Time: 1:36:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 58,955

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jutta Lampe Maria
Gudrun Gabriel Anna
Jessica Frueh Miriam
Konstantin Wecker Robert
Rainer Delventhal Maurice
Agnes Fink Mother
Heinz Bennent Muenzinger
Fritz Lichtenhahn Fritz
Guenther Schuetz Professor
Ilse Bahrs Blind Woman
Barbara Sauerbaum Maria as a Child
Marie-Helene Diekmann Anna as a Child
Liselotte Arnold Frau Eder
Editha Horn Sister of Blind Woman
Ellen Esser Nurse Fritz
Heinrich Marmann Porter
Edith Garten Language Teacher
Kathie Thomsen Flutist
Volker Schwab Robert's College
Dionysos Kawathas Student
Julia Biedermann
Margit Czenki
Felix Moeller
Anton Rattinger
Franz Rudnick
Doris Schade
Barbara Sukowa
Rüdiger Vogler
Technical Credits
Margarethe von Trotta Director, Screenwriter
Annette Dorn Editor
Nicolas Economou Score Composer
Luisa Francia Screenwriter
Martje Grohmann Screenwriter
Winifred Henning Art Director, Set Decoration/Design
Dagmar Hirtz Editor
Eberhard Junkersdorf Producer
Georg von Kieseritzky Art Director
Barbara Kloth Art Director
Stanislav Litera Sound/Sound Designer
Franz Raht Cinematographer
Franz Rath Cinematographer
Thomas Schwan Cinematographer
Konstantin Wecker Score Composer
Ingrid Zore Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sisters or the Balance of Happiness
1. Start Film [10:14]
2. Day Dreaming [10:25]
3. A Loving Touch [10:04]
4. Social Struggle [9:08]
5. Tea and Conflict [14:59]
6. Trip to the Countryside [10:03]
8. Idependence [11:50]
7. Sisters [9:15]
9. The Balance of Happiness [7:51]
10. End Credits [1:53]
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