One Sings, the Other Doesn't

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You are not born a woman… you become one.

In this story of friendship and reproductive rights, 14 years in the relationship between two very dissimilar women are chronicled. Pauline is a middle-class city girl, at odds with her very conventional family. Suzanne is several years older, a country girl with two illegitimate children and another (whom she cannot support) on the way. Pauline loans Suzanne money for an abortion. At this point, the two separate and communicate mainly through postcards. Some years later, they meet at an abortion rally, and they have many adventures and stories to share with one another.

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Uma Canta, a Outra Não, Una canta, la otra no, 노래하는 여자, 노래하지 않는 여자, One Sings, the Other Doesn't, Die eine singt, die andere nicht, Едната пее, другата не пее, Sjunger, sjunger ej, 一个唱,一个不唱, Одна поет, другая нет

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18 Sep 1977
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23 Sep 1977
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01 Oct 1977
  • Flag for the Netherlands Netherlands Filmweek Arnhem
19 Nov 2000
  • Flag for Greece Greece Thessaloniki International Film Festival
11 Nov 2021
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Theatrical limited

24 Sep 1977
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Theatrical

09 Mar 1977
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21 Apr 1978
  • Flag for Finland Finland
02 May 1978
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13 Oct 1978
  • Flag for the Netherlands Netherlands
27 Jan 1979
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19 Jan 1980
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04 Jul 2018
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03 Aug 2018
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01 Sep 2021
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08 May 1978
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18 Sep 1977
  • Premiere Toronto International Film Festival
02 May 1978
  • Theatrical
21 Apr 1978
  • Theatrical
09 Mar 1977
  • TheatricalU
04 Jul 2018
  • Theatrical Re-release, restored version
01 Sep 2021
  • Digital12 Netflix
08 May 1978
  • TV West Germany
19 Nov 2000
  • Premiere Thessaloniki International Film Festival
19 Jan 1980
  • Theatrical
27 Jan 1979
  • Theatrical
01 Oct 1977
  • Premiere Filmweek Arnhem
13 Oct 1978
  • Theatrical
11 Nov 2021
  • Premiere French Film Festival
03 Aug 2018
  • Theatrical
23 Sep 1977
  • Premiere New York Film Festival
24 Sep 1977
  • Theatrical limited

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