Gelegenheitsarbeit Einer Sklavin

Gelegenheitsarbeit Einer Sklavin

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Gelegenheitsarbeit Einer Sklavin

Acclaimed German New Wave director Alexander Kluge helmed this groundbreaking feminist drama starring his sister Alexandra, which later became the filmmaker's best-known work. She plays Rosewitha Bronski, a mother and housewife-cum-factory worker, who moonlights as an abortionist. Her world is a veritable maelstrom of chaos, marked by screaming children; an obnoxious, demanding, ne'er-do-well husband; and tumult at a factory caught up in the throes of corporate relocation. Meanwhile, at the abortion clinic, doctors have begun refusing to pay referral fees, which puts Rosewitha in an extraordinarily challenging position. Kluge's innovation relies in handling this emotionally-charged material in a cool, detached and matter-of-fact style that interpolates extensive voiceover to critique and reflect on the central character's life-choices and attitudes.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/22/2010
UPC: 0736899121525
Original Release: 1973
Rating: NR
Source: Facets
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:31:00

Special Features

Teachers in Transformation, a short film by Alexander Kluge

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Part-Time Work of a Domestic Slave
1. Film [1:58]
2. The Clinic [7:06]
3. Accident [6:35]
4. Home Life [5:30]
5. Domesticity [4:47]
6. Getting Paid [5:55]
7. Taken In [6:02]
8. Getting Around the Law [5:03]
9. Welcome Home [5:36]
10. Taking Matters Into Her Own Hands [7:03]
11. Newspaper Wisdom [12:41]
12. Dangerous Business [5:48]
13. Getting Out [6:30]
14. New Business [9:37]
15. Credits [:20]

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