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The Hidden Word (2007)

Teufelsbraten (original title)
Hermine Huntgeburth's coming-of-age drama focuses on a girl, growing up in a typical German working class family during the 1950s. Although her parents believe that a woman doesn't need a ... See full summary »
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Nina Siebertz Nina Siebertz ... Hildegard I
Charlotte Steinhauer Charlotte Steinhauer ... Hildegard II
Anna Fischer Anna Fischer ... Hildegard III
Margarita Broich Margarita Broich ... Mutter
Ulrich Noethen ... Vater
Peter Franke ... Großvater
Barbara Nüsse ... Großmutter
Heinrich Pachl Heinrich Pachl ... Krämer
Ludger Pistor ... Pastor
Ignaz Kirchner Ignaz Kirchner ... Lehrer Mohren
Felix Bröckling Felix Bröckling ... Bertram
Lucas Gregorowicz Lucas Gregorowicz ... Geffken
Petra Welteroth Petra Welteroth ... Tante Berta
Alice Dwyer ... Doris II
Annette Frier ... Lehrergattin
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Hermine Huntgeburth's coming-of-age drama focuses on a girl, growing up in a typical German working class family during the 1950s. Although her parents believe that a woman doesn't need a good education, Hildegard, living in a plain and hypocritical world, gets the opportunity to attend a good high school and fights to decide on her own life... Written by fippi2000

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Germany

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German

Release Date:

7 March 2008 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuvântul ascuns See more »

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(2 parts)

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8 March 2008 | by Ben0902003See all my reviews

Great adaptation of Ulla Hahn's even greater biographic novel about a girl growing up in post WWII (West) Germany amidst working class simpletons! In its "greyish" mood, it brings into mind (the earlier playing and admittedly more gruesome) "Angelas Ashes" (deutsch: Die Asche meiner Mutter), more than, for example, the more playful French "The Four Hundred Blows" (F. Truffaut, 1959). Seeing our hero girl suffer in its plain and harsh world and yearning for some light(ness) and tenderness is very touching, indeed. The zeitgeist is neatly visualized. Overall a great cast, really good acting. The three girls playing the growing up Hildegard all do a very fine job at bringing heart into this story. Ulrich Noethen as her father perfectly personifies proletarian fears. And Corinna Harfouch as a freaky voyeur secretary makes it hard to keep a straight face. Two thumbs up! Too bad, much of its language / (Cologne) dialect quality will get lost in translations. Watch it anyway!


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