Movie Review – The Divine Order (2017)

The Divine Order, 2017.

Written and Directed by Petra Volpe.

Starring Marie Leuenberger, Maximilian Simonischek, Rachel Braunschweig, Sibylle Brunner, Marta Zoffoli, Bettina Stucky, Ella Rumpf, Sofia Helm, and Nicholas Ofczarek.


In 1971, a young Swiss mother and wife helps to raise awareness of the burgeoning local women’s suffrage movement.

An informative and entertaining drama, The Divine Order tells a serious story in easily watchable fashion, focusing on strong performances from the two leads (Marie Leuenberger, Maximilian Simonischek) as the couple at the heart of the film.

Showing how Switzerland’s female population won the right to vote in 1971, the movie does not barrage the audience with political theory or facts and figures. It simply shows, in a surprisingly light but resolutely inspirational tone, how and why the country’s women did not enjoy political suffrage earlier and what needed to happen in order to gain it.

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