Heller Wahn (1983)





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Hanna Schygulla and Angela Winkler are the stars of the German psychological drama Friends and Husbands. Having both been burned by unhappy relationships with men, Schygulla and Winkler become more and more reliant upon each other. The men in their lives can't come to grips with their strong friendship, and begin writing off Schygulla and Winkler as "oddballs." As in most of her films, writer/director Margarethe von Trotta probes the unspoken human complexities that draw people together. Von Trotta also weaves a political subtext into the proceedings: it isn't immediately obvious, but it's there all the same.
Art House & International , Drama
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Water Bearer Films Inc.


Werner Eichhorn
as Schiesinger
Agnes Fink
as Mother
Felix Moeller
as Christof
Helga Ballhaus
as Gallery Owner
Carla Egerer
as Frau Hansen
Peter Aust
as Hansen
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Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
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August 30, 2004
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May 30, 2001
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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June 30, 2005

A nuanced drama exploring the values of friendship between women

Full Review… | August 22, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

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