Based on the real-life story of a woman who robs a bank to get money for a day-care center that has lost its funding. Von Trotta focuses on three women: Christa, the bank robber, Lena, her hostage, and Ingrid, Christa’s depressed old friend.
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I love those Von Trotta's antiheroines: always persecuted because of their noblest personal convictions, living as outsiders and totally apart from a prosaic life. The fact of being a real-life story makes this movie even more interesting.