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Sheer Madness

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Sheer Madness (1985)

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Comedy Drama 19851h 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 Ruth is withdrawn, a painter, possibly mentally ill.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 with subscription on Fandor, and streaming with subscription on Hoopla. It's a comedy and drama movie with an average IMDb audience rating of 6.6 (266 votes).

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Sheer Madness has an average IMDb audience rating of 6.6 (266 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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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 Ruth is withdrawn, a painter, possibly mentally ill.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

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Related Genres: ComedyDrama
Country of origin: FranceGermany
Available to watch on: FandorHoopla
Original Release Date: Sep 20, 1985