Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Director Helke Sander plays a female photographer who aspires to become a filmmaker. Unfortunately, she lives in Berlin, a patriarchal society where any independence on the part of a woman is either discouraged or crushed. Sander bitterly demonstrates how manipulative people can function only so long as others are willing to be manipulated. As indicated by the film's title, the so-called "outtakes" contain more truth than the film Sander is trying to complete. Unlike the fictional power brokers in this film, we'd definitely like to see more of the talented Helke Sander.
against-all-odds, against-the-system, business, economy, emotion, hardships, isolation, oppression, sexism, sexual-harassment, woman