DARK TIMES (Die Bleirne Zeit a.k.a Marianne and Juliane)

DARK TIMES (Die Bleirne Zeit a.k.a Marianne and Juliane)

Juliane is a journalist concerned with women’s civil rights.  Marianne has been living in hiding since her conviction for a terrorist arson attack. They’re both fighting for the same cause.  They’re close, but increasingly do not see eye to eye. After Marianne is arrested, Juliane's visits to her mostly end acrimoniously. In 1977 Marianne dies in a prison cell; Juliane refuses to believe the official version of events, which claims her sister committed suicide. She wants to expose the truth. Ostensibly about politics, Dark Times is also a film about sisters and their exquisite ability to know just where to put the knife and how to twist it for maximum effect.  

DARK TIMES (Die Bleirne Zeit a.k.a Marianne and Juliane)

  • Director: Margarete von Trotta
  • Year: 1981
  • Run Time: 107 mins
  • Country: Germany