The Divine Order (2017)

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    Petra Volpe

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  • Die göttliche Ordnung Original
  • L' ordre divin Alternative


In Switzerland in 1971, unassuming and dutiful housewife Nora is forbidden by her husband Hans to take a part-time job. Nora’s frustration at her husband’s behaviour results in her organising her village’s first meeting in support of women getting the right to vote, ahead of a ballot on the issue. Her actions threaten the future of her marriage and result in her family being mocked, bullied, and shunned. Despite these obstacles, Nora perseveres and convinces the women in her village to go on strike by abandoning their homes and families.

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