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Her Third
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After having two children with two different men, a newly single and liberated Margit discovers herself. Her entertaining amorous pursuit of a colleague is a testament to the evolving independence of East German women in the early 1970s. Starring Jutta Hoffmann, who received the Best Actress award for this role at the 1972 Venice Film Festival.

Margit Fliesser is a mathematician in her mid-30s who works in a medium-sized company; she has two children and has been divorced twice. Her colleagues like her and respect her professional skills, but she is somewhat shy and inhibited. The reasons for this lie in her past. Following her mother's premature death, Margit became a nurse-trainee, but at some point realizes this vocation is not for her. She then goes to college, where she studies with Bachmann, who later becomes her first husband; in addition to being her first great love, he also becomes her first great disappointment. Her second relationship - to a blind man - doesn't work out any better. She now decides to take things into her own hands. She picks her "third one" herself, no longer leaving it up to fate. Although this involves considerable effort and the aid of her friend Lucie, Margit achieves her goal: she wins over her colleague, Hrdlitschka, as her third husband.

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Jacqueline

I enjoyed the leads more than I expected to ... Great direction throughout and evenly handled sexual encounters was a nice experience. The "English Lesson" scene made me laugh out loud! I also liked the the soundtrack.

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Jose

Too short of run-time! I would have enjoyed hearing much more from Mr. Rücker.

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Jose

A somewhat somber and just a bit quirky look at what life must have been like in East Germany before the fall of the wall. I was reminded by this movie that despite the fact that the military and political leaders in the Soviet Union were all men, women were allowed WAY more freedom than the ...Read more