The Divine Order

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The Divine Order

Directed by Petra Volpe

  • Switzerland 2016; 96 min
  • Original version: Swiss German
  • Genre: Comedy drama
    • Nora Ephron Prize, Best Actress, Audience Award - Tribeca FF
    • Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Performance in a Supporting Role - Swiss Film Awards 2017
    • Prix de Soleure - Solothurner Filmtage 2017
    • Swiss submission for the Academy Awards

  • FF Locarno


1970: Nora is a young housewife and mother, living in a quaint little village with her husband and their two sons. The Swiss countryside is untouched by the major social upheavals the movement of 1968 has brought about. Nora’s life is not affected either; she is a quiet person who is liked by everybody – until she starts to publicly fight for women’s suffrage, which the men are due to vote on in a ballot on February 7, 1971.




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