The Divine Order

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  88 min.
Release Date: November 3, 2017 - Toronto

Current rating: Rating: 4.50
based on 4 votes and 1 reviews
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Cast: Marie Leuenberger, Maximilian Simonischek, Rachel Braunschweig, Sibylle Brunner


THE DIVINE ORDER is the story of Nora, an agreeably submissive and seemingly unremarkable young housewife living in a small village in Switzerland in 1971, as the rest of the world is changing and women there still don't have the right to vote.

After Nora experiences unfamiliar stirrings of dissatisfaction with her place in society, she begins to stand up to the closed minded townsfolk of both sexes in her village.

Despite obstacles and backlash (and some amusing sequences including one with a guru who has Nora and her compatriots use a mirror in an unusual way) Nora becomes a hero as she overthrows the status quo.

Director: Petra Volpe
Studio: Zeitgeist Films
Producer(s): Lukas Hobi, Reto Schärli
Screenplay: Petra Volpe

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  • 4 stars "I walked out of this film feeling so empowered and proud to be a woman. What an introduction to Swiss film—I absolutely loved it! It's a wonderful story about women coming together to stand up to The Man and fight for women's right to vote. It's the funniest film I've seen on the festival circuit & it received the biggest ovation. I can't wait to force all my friends to watch this with me."