Unter Dem Pflaster ist Der Strand (1975)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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Student rebellions and demonstrations were a potent force in 1968 and helped bring about sweeping government changes in France and Germany during subsequent years. This movie follows a group of young actors for whom 1968 was their heyday, so that everything they have experienced since then has been a letdown. The two leads in a prize-winning play spend the whole night after a performance discussing their lives and what they plan to do. The man intends just to drift along; the woman is filming interviews with "ordinary" women on the street to bolster her women's liberation agenda. A couple offstage as well as on, their commitment to bringing about a new German abortion law is challenged when she becomes pregnant.

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politics, abortion, actor, behind-enemy-lines, committed-relationship, demonstration [political], pregnancy, rebel, slice-of-life, student