Noble Commitments

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Single women from aristocratic families don't have it easy. If they marry below rank they not only lose their title but also their 'good name' and their group of noble acquaintances. What sounds like a bad joke is still bitter reality for women of rank, despite the abolition of all nobility privileges in 1918. Noble lords, by the way, are allowed to marry whomever they please, thanks to the "manhood principle". Julia von Heinz portrays three women and the story of a German parallel society, characterized by bourgeoisie, conservatism, and family. "A great film about the archaic world called "nobility" and the question of what role a partner's status actually plays in love." (Jetzt/Süddeutsche Zeitung) " Sensitive yet powerful film documentary." (Abendzeitung)