Frauenarzt Dr. Schäfer

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Frauenarzt Dr. Schäfer

Jakob Fleck, Louise Kolm-Fleck
D, 1928
86min, stumm, dZT

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Frauenarzt Dr. Schäfer

Jakob Fleck, Louise Kolm-Fleck
D, 1928
, 86min, stumm, dZT

Mon
28
Oct
19:00
Metro, Historischer Saal
Cast: 
Leopold Kramer
Evelyn Holt
Iván Petrovich
Hans Albers
Agnes Petersen
Imre Ráday
Screenplay: 
Jane Bess
Camera: 
Georg Muschner

Format: 
DCP
Black/White
Restauration

The respected gynecologist Prof. Hausen is averse to performing abortions. In contrast, his up-and-coming colleague Dr. Schäfer sees abortion as a means of helping women in need and openly advocates an amendment of the law. The professor’s convictions are shaken when misfortune befalls his own family. Louise Fleck presents her drama about the untimeliness of restrictive abortion legislation against the backdrop of modern urban reality. Seriousness, however, is preserved, because topics such as unwanted pregnancy, sexual violence, and the consequences of improperly performed abortions are not only addressed through minor characters, but also placed at the center of the cinematic narrative. (Anna Dobringer)

Supporting film: TYPEN UND SZENEN AUS DEM WIENER VOLKSLEBEN

With live music by Wien Diesel