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Headstand, Madam!

Kopfstand, Madam!

Directed by Christian Rischert
West Germany, 1967


Married with a young daughter, a 30-year-old woman yearns to return to her working life as a translator, to the confusion and consternation of her husband, a prosperous engineer. A formally stringent adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House.

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Headstand, Madam! Directed by Christian Rischert

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  • Samuel T.'s rating of the film Headstand, Madam!

    Long silences here speak volumes. A darkly charming tango with a flurry of feminist jabs. What is happiness, how do we arrive at happiness, is it even attainable? A front of health and wealth, interior a corroded void. A search for identity, for true dignity, held at arm's length by a fish net. Under a pillowed facade wherein absolutely nobody is happy, this is a scream for women's equality. Miriam Spoerri is awesome