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Sheer Madness

(1983)
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37/1005 Votes
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6.6/10
Drama 19831h 45m

Olga and Ruth become friends. Olga is independent, separated from her husband, living with an immigrant pianist, and teaching feminist literature. Ruth is withdrawn, a painter, possibly mentally ill. Ruth dreams in black and white, sometimes of her suicide. Olga lectures on a 19th-century writer, von Günderrode, a suicide after the breakup of her intense friendship with Bettina Brentano. Ruth's husband Franz encourages the women's friendship, then, as Olga draws Ruth out and the friendship deepens, he becomes jealous. After the women travel to Egypt, Franz has a tirade. Ruth seems crushed between her husband and her friend, and how she responds is the film's climax. Sheer Madness featuring Hanna Schygulla and Angela Winkler is streaming on Fandor, streaming with subscription on Hoopla, free on Tubi, and 1 other. It's a drama movie with an average IMDb audience rating of 6.6 (273 votes).

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Cast & Crew for Sheer Madness

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Margarethe von Trotta

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About Sheer Madness

Sheer Madness Overview

Olga and Ruth become friends. Olga is independent, separated from her husband, living with an immigrant pianist, and teaching feminist literature. Ruth is withdrawn, a painter, possibly mentally ill. Ruth dreams in black and white, sometimes of her suicide. Olga lectures on a 19th-century writer, von Günderrode, a suicide after the breakup of her intense friendship with Bettina Brentano. Ruth's husband Franz encourages the women's friendship, then, as Olga draws Ruth out and the friendship deepens, he becomes jealous. After the women travel to Egypt, Franz has a tirade. Ruth seems crushed between her husband and her friend, and how she responds is the film's climax.

Age rating: N/A
Runtime: 1h 45m

Extra Information

Related Genres: Drama
Country of origin: FranceGermany
Available to watch on: Free ServicesFandorHoopla
Original Release Date: Aug 15, 1983