After the death of her parents young girl Manuela von Meinhardis is sent to a boarding school where Prussian drill rules the education. Desperately seeking love and warmth in Manuela’s heart special emotions for the only human lady teacher, Fraeulein von Bernburg, start growing.
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I could write an entire dissertation on the nuances within the film itself, on Fraulein Von Bernburg, on the parallels of Romeo and Juliet, etc, etc, etc. The subject matter in this era is tackled in a surprisingly bold way, but I've heard this version is more tame than the original 1931 version (which I have not yet seen). In conclusion, Romy Schneider and Lilli Palmer.