a film about invisible people

What war and displacement at any time does to people is the underlying theme of Andrea Štaka’s film ‘Das Fräulein‘. The film’s central characters are three women, each of them in a different way connected to a different part of the former Yugoslavia – nevertheless I understand these relations as a more general background as in the director’s statement Štaka explains:

Yugoslavia and the war are not at the forefront of this film, however, its history and effects are central in the lives and sensitivity of these women. With «Das Fräulein», I wanted to explore displacement in our present time, as more and more people move between cultures, religions and countries, whether as refugees, travellers or simply rootless people.

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The title: ‘Fräulein’ is an ambivalent term, a neutral, not a girl and not a woman, a woman without a man, a Yugoslav woman without a home, it is a film about invisible people.
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