Werner Masten


South Tyrol in the 1980ies: the complicated struggle between Italians and Germans and Left and Right is still escalating violently. In the middle of this political fight a beautiful woman lives her independent life in the city. She loves an Italian and in their bilingual arguments, the two cannot separate themselves from the politics around them. When the outcast woman returns to her native village to attend her father’s funeral, we feel the twofold conservativism of the taciturn men there. The cruelty of this opposition becomes a strong plea in Werner Masten’s adaptation of Josef Zoderer’s story. Germany/Italy 1986 Regie: Werner Masten 94 min, DCP, German