THE SECOND AWAKENING OF CHRISTA KLAGES (Die Zweite Erwachen der Christa Klages)

THE SECOND AWAKENING OF CHRISTA KLAGES (Die Zweite Erwachen der Christa Klages)

Von Trotta's directorial debut and one of the most important German films of the late seventies, this feminist thriller anticipates the thematic concerns that continued into her later, better funded films: women discovering independent social action, sexuality as a natural outgrowth of friendship, and the consequences of violence in a hostile world. Christa Klages is a young mother who robs a bank to prevent the closure of the progressive day care nursery that she operates. On the run from the police with Ingrid, a friend and sometime lover, she finds she is also being pursued by the young female bank teller she held hostage during the bank raid. The relationship between the three women challenges their value systems in fundamental ways. 

THE SECOND AWAKENING OF CHRISTA KLAGES (Die Zweite Erwachen der Christa Klages)

  • Director: Margarethe von Trotta
  • Year: 1978
  • Run Time: 93 mins
  • Country: Germany