SUN. SEPT. 25, 2016 – 1.00 PM

Germany, 1958, 91 min

Directed by  Géza von Radványi (as Geza Radvanyi)

CAST: Lilli Palmer, Romy Schneider, Therese Giehse,  Sabine Sinjen, Christine Kaufmann

Manuela von Meinhardis (Romy Schneider), whose mother had died when she was young and father serves in the military, is enrolled at an all-girls boarding school headed by an iron-fisted headmistress (Therese Giehse).  Manuela is immediately exposed to the strictness of the school when both receiving her uniform as well as having many of her possessions taken from her. While the other girls at the school receive Manuela with open arms, she still feels very out of place until she meets Fräulein von Bernburg (Lilli Palmer), a teacher at the school.

Based on the play by Christa Winsloe. The film is a remake of the 1931 film and was entered into the 8th Berlin International Film Festival.

Romy Schneider was nominated for the 1959 German Film Award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for this movie.