Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
In the years just before World War I, an enterprising early Viennese women's rights activist daringly takes the exams to enter an all-male college in Trieste (a port on the Mediterranean which was then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and later became part of Italy). She becomes the only girl student at the college, and this film chronicles her experiences as she crashes through the barriers of male attitudes again and again. She becomes involved in a complex romantic situation which seems very important to her until the war begins and puts everything into a new perspective.
activism, college, examination [test], women's-issues