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Gender in the Films of Alexander Kluge

  title={Gender in the Films of Alexander Kluge},
  author={J. L. Gilbert},
This thesis examines the portrayal of gender in a selection of feature films by the German filmmaker Alexander Kluge. These films are Abschied von Gestern, released in 1966, Der starke Ferdinand, released in 1976 and Die Macht der Gefuhle, released in 1983. It is argued throughout this work that despite previous critical reception which has seen Kluge's attitude to gender in his films as patriarchal, they can in fact be shown as progressive in gender terms, and even to fit with some feminist… 


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