Sisters, or The Balance of Happiness

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Sisters, or The Balance of Happiness

woman director

Sisters, or The Balance of Happiness

Release Date: September 17, 1979

Year    :   1979
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Neue Bioskop Film, WDR
Director    :   Margarethe von Trotta
Producers    :   Eberhard Junkersdorf
Writers    :   Margarethe von Trotta, Martje Grohmann, Luisa Francia
RunTime    :   95 mins.

Sisters Maria and Anna live together. Maria is a most proficient executive secretary, encouraging Anna to finish her studies and start a career. Anna broods, threatens to quit university, takes pills, and keeps a diary. When Maria's relationship with Maurice, the son of her boss, starts to lead to love, Anna takes a selfish and drastic step that plummets Maria into solitude. No longer able to connect with Maurice, Maria does establish a relationship with Miriam, a typist at her office who becomes a surrogate younger sister. But Maria is intrusive as well as helpful. Can this or any relationship work out for this talented woman whose past seems to choke her soul?

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