On Fri, 18 Feb 1994 14:44:46 +0100 Cary Nathenson said:
>This may just be a shot in the dark, but perhaps some of you have come
>across the particular film(s) I'm looking for. I'm researching the
>female "Angestellte," ie. the office worker (clerk, secretary, typist,
>etc) that grew strongly as a career for German women in the 1920s and
>'30s. I'm looking for German or Austrian films that represent these women in
>any way, especially from the Weimar era. Any tips?
Cary, this is a bit of a stretch, but...
Fassbinder's DIE EHE DER MARIA BRAUN (THE MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN) presents
the title character (played by Hanna Schygulla) as a secretary in post-WWII
Germany. She quickly rises from secretary to business executive though.
At least, this is how I remember the film.
Seems like there may be other Fassbinder films that deal with office
workers, but I'm drawing a blank on the titles.
Perhaps more to the point might be Pabst's DIE FREUDLOSE GASSE (THE JOYLESS
STREET). Released in 1925 and set in post-WWI Vienna, it features
Greta Garbo as an office worker who is sexually harassed by her boss and
is forced to quit. The film doesn't center on her job, but it does
provide one of the key narrative elements.
It's silly to go on pretending that under the skin
we are all brothers. The truth is more likely that
under the skin we are all cannibals, assassins,
traitors, liars and hypocrites.
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