The Misandrists

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    The Misandrists

    Directed by

    Germany

    2017

    91 min

    • English

    Comedy drama

    THE MISANDRISTS refers to a secret cell of feminist terrorists that is planning to liberate women, overthrow the patriarchy, and usher in a new female world order. The group is led by Big Mother (Susanne Sachesse), who operates a school for wayward girls in the countryside as a front for a radical terrorist cell. When a young man, a radical leftist, who is running from the police, happens upon this remote female stronghold, one of the girls takes pity on him and hides him in the basement. His presence eventually disrupts the household and reveals a number of unexpected secrets, as the film moves towards its climax: the revelation of a new stye of lesbian porn that is to be used as both a propaganda tool and calling card for their new brand of female revolution.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Susanne Sachsse
    Viva Ruiz
    Kembra Pfahler
    Caprice Crawford
    Grete Gehrke
    Kita Updike
    Victoire Laly
    Lo-Fi Cherry
    Olivia Kundisch
    Til Schindler
    Serenity Rosa
    Sam Dye
    Lina Bembe
    Barb Ara
    Screenplay
    Bruce LaBruce
    Cinematography
    James Carman
    Editing
    Judy Landkammer
    Sales
    M-APPEAL
    Production
    AMARD BIRD FILMS
    Production
    JÜRGEN BRÜNING FILMPRODUKTION

    Press

    Cinema’s doyenne of unapologetic gay sex wraps this twisted fantasy in such a pretty package.

    Jude Dry, Indie Wire

    The Misandrists is an elegant and colourful tribute to feminism.

    Victor Fraga, D Movies

    Bruce LaBruce

    Bruce LaBruce

    Canada

    I try to contradict myself at least once a day, it’s a healthy exercise. If you are too sure about everything, if your politics become doctrine, then you’re not actually living in the real world.

    Bruce LaBruce was born in Southampton, Canada in 1964. He began his career in the mid-eighties making a series of short experimental super 8 films and co-editing, with G. B. Jones, a punk fanzine called J.D.s, which launched the queercore movement. He attended film school in Toronto and studied film theory at York University. His film HUSTLER WHITE screened in the Berlinale Panorama in 1996 and was his first international cinema success. His 2013 film GERONTOPHILIA screened at many festivals including Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montréal where it won the award for Best Feature Film. His work has often featured in the Berlinale, such as PIERROT LUNAIRE which screened in the 2014 Forum Expanded and won the Teddy Award. His latest film THE MISANDRISTS also screened in Berlinale Panorama.

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