Blind Spot 1981
The young historian Elisabeth abruptly leaves her partner and young daughter in Germany to travel by train to the French city of Lyon. In the summer heat, she wanders near-empty streets in pursuit of Flora Tristan, the socialist feminist activist and writer who spent time in Lyon in 1844, just months before her death at age 41. Tristan roamed the country with the aim of organizing workers, calling on them to form a single trade union, while also campaigning for recognition of the fact that “woman is the proletariat of the proletariat.” Carrying with her a tape recorder, a notebook, and Tristan’s posthumously published diary, Le Tour de France, Elisabethdrifts across the cobblestones, unfettered by the demands of family life, subject to no will but her own. She runs into dead ends, kisses a stranger, sleeps in the daytime. Elisabeth tries to put together the clues she can find in Lyon wanting to reconstruct Tristan's life in the most sensual way.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:47:43 | 5.95 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Deutsch, Francais
Subtitles: English, Deutsch, Francais

Director: Claudia von Alemann
Cast: Rebecca Pauly, Denise Peron, Jean Badin
Country: West Germany
Genre: Drama

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