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Soap and Water (Wasser und Seife)

Soap and Water
Scene from "Soap and Water" (photo © Susan Gluth)

Tatjana, Gerti and Monika are slaving away in a laundry in Hamburg which has seen better days. Their wages are low and the consequences of globalization make the viewer doubt whether things are likely to improve much in the immediate future. And yet they still cope with their arduous everyday existence with dignity: the silent heroines of hope who even manage to find a quantum of happiness from time to time. Sensitive and entertaining - a documentary as honest as its title.
Genre Society
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2008
Director Susan Gluth
Screenplay Susan Gluth
Cinematography Susan Gluth
Ulrike Tortora, Jean-Claude Piroué, Uli Schoen, Susan Gluth
Nils Koppruch
Cast Monika Schuekher, Tatjana Beth, Gerda Frantzen, Guenther Utrecht
Producer Susan Gluth
Production Company Gluth Filmproduktion/Hamburg & Munich, in co-production with ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel
Runtime 85 min
Subtitled Versions English, Spanish
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Hof 2008, Seoul 2009, International River Run Festival North Carolina 2010
Awards Best Direction River Run NC 2010
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein

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