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The Gordian Knot

West Germany, 1988 (MIFF 1989, Animation)

Director: Ira Zarijatnins

The not so funny topic of sexual harassment is attacked in a humorous fashion by this short cut-out animation from Germany. A woman is unsuccessful in defending herself from molestation by men until she discovers a wonderful solution An atypical treatment of this issue carried out and resolved with wonderful German efficiency. - (TC)

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