Picked this film at random and I'm so delighted? It's hilarious that it's set in the US, pretending to be some kind of American screwball while everyone speaks German (even the songs featured are), but the German dialog/30s jargon is so charming to me... Aus dem Weg du Rollmops!
It's unusual and rare to see a film with only women, male characters being pushed back into the periphery to a point where they might as well not exist at all. More unusual and rarer still is to see women over 50 in the focus, with bodies that show signs of age, that sag and have become heavy. But it's a beautiful and special treat to see them treated with such dignity and respect.
Chiquita (Margarita Irun), the more dominant…