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German screen legend Romy Schneider stars as spirited teenage orphan, Manuela who arrives at a strict all-girl boarding school where she falls in love with her teacher, Fraeulein von Bernburg (played by the beautiful young Lilli Palmer) much to the dismay of the school s authoritarian headmistress.
This 1958 remake of the historic 1931 film improves upon the original considerably offering up a wonderful, poignant and extremely rare 1950s portrayal of youthful lesbian longing and truly forbidden love (while Manuela is head over heels infatuated with her teacher, the teacher is affectionate but entirely restrained). The film is gorgeously shot and features a remarkable production design a late- 50s palette of blues and grays provides the atmospheric backdrop for this tale of suppressed passion.
Never before released on video and rarely seen since its initial delayed 1965 US theatrical release Mädchen in Uniform is based upon the original 1930 play by German lesbian writer Christa Winsloe.
LESBIAN CLASSIC! AfterEllen.com
A must-see flick... one of the earliest films to deal with same-sex love. Seattle Gay News
The luminous presence of Lilli Palmer and Romy Schneider and the openness and emotion of their performances give this film great impact. PlanetOut.com --Wolfe
This German lesbian classic constitutes the impetus for the homage paid through the lesbian drama, Loving Annabelle, but, in my opinion, is too restrain in the handling of the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Hwang
A great movie that belongs with the classics of all times and which has been pretty much overlooked in the U.S.A.
A provocative subject superbly produced and acted. Read more
Even though this film is labelled lesbian cult movie, it is mostly an one-sided infatuation from the needy student, Manuela, or so it seems. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Lim L.
I'm quickly becoming a Lilli Palmer fan. Gosh, she was just so incredibly beautiful and a fine actress as well. Read morePublished on July 11, 2013 by K. Churn
I'm not much for writing reviews for movies, but this one, was extremely fascinating to me. The story of a very alone, adolescent; who is enthralled with the only kind teacher at... Read morePublished on April 18, 2012 by BlessednFavored
i love this movie very much even they dont have sex scene just one kiss but the way they acted just show how much you could love a person, so watch it and you could see itPublished on May 19, 2011 by nika
This movie is a classic of it's genre and depicts an age where people could share a profound admiration and respect for one another without it being misconscrued as as anything... Read morePublished on December 25, 2010 by Mr. Wolf