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German Film Series, Fall 2008 - Sexual Revolutions in German Cinema

Tue, September 30, 2008 | EP Schoch 4.104 Conference Room

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A Woman in Flames (Robert van Ackeren, 1983)

Eva, who has recently left her husband, decides to become a prostitute. She meets Yvonne, and together they start picking up johns. One night she goes home with Chris who she soon learns is a hustler. They move in together and have what at first looks like a good relationship. When Eva begins working as a dominatrix, though, and making more money than Chris, he gets envious and they begin fighting. In a dramatic turn before ending, the film questions the distribution of power in relationships between women and men, and violence as an expression of gender inequality.

Sponsored by: Department of Germanic Studies

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