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The Divine Order

Dec 12, 2019 - 19:30 - Corn Exchange.

  • Director: Petra Biondina Volpe
  • Year: 2017
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Run Time: 96 mins
  • Ratings
  • A: 56
  • B: 54
  • C: 11
  • D: 2
  • E: 1
  • Overall: 83
The Divine Order

Nora (Marie Leuenberger) is a housewife and mother in a small village in the Swiss countryside. Every day, she drops her two sons off at school, cleans the house, cares for her grouchy live-in father-in-law, and assists her put-upon sister-in-law, Theresa (Rachel Braunschweig) with chores on the family farm. But Nora wants something more – specifically, she wants to return to work. However, her husband, Hans (Maximilian Simonischek), believes that a woman’s place is in the home, and reminds her that according to Swiss marriage law, he can actually forbid her from getting a job. Angered by this injustice and inspired by her rebellious niece, Hanna, Nora begins reading up on the women’s liberation movement.