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Les bureaux de Dieu

God’s Offices
Film still from LES BUREAUX DE DIEU: Five women sit next to each other at a table. Behind them is a pink-painted wall on which several posters about family planning hang.

Thu 29.06.

  • Director

    Claire Simon

  • France, Belgium / 2008
    142 min. / 35 mm / Original version with German subtitles

  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender

In a self-help center for family planning, female teenagers and women of all ages and from different sections of society are looking for help; many of them are batting with difficult decisions. The focus is on contraception, virginity, abortion and the taboo of sexuality within families. Working from a script based on recording of real-life consultations, Claire Simon directs well-known actresses (Anne Alvaro, Nathalie Baye, Isabelle Carré, Béatrice Dalle, Nicole Garcia, Marceline Loridan-Ivens) as social workers. Their clients are played by non-professional actors. A film about how knowledge about sexual freedom and reproductive rights is passed from one generation of women to the next. (bik)

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