Manuela's Loves (1987)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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This quietly provocative drama makes a realistic exploration of the relationships between three generations of European women. One woman is an author in her 60s who survived a Nazi concentration camp. Another is her 40-year-old assistant, who also works as a theatrical costume designer. Finally there is the latter's 23-year-old lover. The writer's experiences in the camp have scarred her physically (the Nazis experimented on her leg) and emotionally. Simple survival for her is a struggle and her only real friend is the costume designer. The friendship becomes strained when the young woman becomes lovers with the designer.

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book, concentration-camp, conflict, costume, designer, emotion, employment, experiment, friendship, generation, help, jealousy, lesbianism, love, lover, Nazism, relationship, research, scar, struggle, survivor, woman, writing