Spring 2018: Die göttliche Ordnung (The Divine Order)


Originally screened February 7, 2018

Director: Petra Volpe

Country: Switzerland

Runtime: 96 minutes

Switzerland, 1971: Nora (Marie Leuenberger) is a young housewife and mother who lives with her husband, their two sons and her father-in-law in a little village. Here, in the Swiss countryside, little or nothing is felt of the huge social upheavals that the movement of May 1968 has caused. Nora’s life, too, has been unaffected; she is a retiring, quiet person, well liked by everyone — until she begins to campaign publicly and pugnaciously for women’s right to vote, an issue that will be put before the male voters on February 7th, 1971.

Where to watch today: Die göttliche Ordnung is available on home media from Kino Lorber and is available to watch online via various rental platforms.