The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung)

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The likable cast carries The Divine Order, a crowd-pleasing film that delivers a rousing -- if surface level -- account of the Swiss women's suffrage movement.

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Nora is a young housewife and mother who lives in 1971 with her husband and two sons in a quiet Swiss village. Here little is known about the social upheavals of the 1968 movement. The village and family peace, however, dwindles as Nora begins to work for women's voting rights ...

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  • [A] good-humoured comedy-drama ...

    Mar 9, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Cath Clarke

    Guardian
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  • We know the ending - Switzerland gave women the vote, becoming one of the last European countries to do so - but this is a warm telling of a neglected story.

    Mar 8, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Ed Potton

    Times (UK)
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  • Leuenberger brings a vulnerability and defiance to Nora that elevates the film past dogma or sentimentality.

    Jan 12, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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  • A film that follows the template of an audience-pleasing, timid fable of female empowerment.

    Nov 30, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The message here is that everyone has it in them - all it takes is a friend or two fighting for the same thing.

    Nov 30, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The course of the film's story is somewhat predictable and played broadly. But where Volpe's work really shines is when it makes the bigger issue personal.

    Nov 30, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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