Key Information

Fictional portrayal of life
Year of production
Country of origin
Produced by
Polyphon Pictures for SWR
Television > Fiction > Event Movie
Television > Fiction > Mini Series
Television > Fiction > Drama
Intended distribution
Made for TV
Intended audiences
General Audience

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Late 1940s fashion-for-the-people and publishing icon Aenne Burda remains the epitome of German reconstruction. Her vision and her self-made recipe for tenacity in the face of tumult is a thrilling case study in right place, right time.

While the Germany of publishing icon Aenne Burda is in ruin at the end of the 1940s, the subsequent economic miracle puts the country quickly back on track to prosperity. Aenne dreams of her own project to bring feminine elegance back to the fore after the ravages of war. Her idea is a magazine with fashion patterns, style trends and textile tips to sew practical, tasteful garments yourself. The catch is it’s still quite a man’s world; her husband, successful publisher Franz Burda, would hear nothing of it. Aenne overcomes and utilizes the ugly discovery of a cliché affair with his secretary to emancipate herself decades before self-determination is even a whisper among progressive society.

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Cast & Crew

Franziska Meletzky
Key talent(s)
Luise Wolfram, Annika Olbrich, Martina Eitner-Acheampong, Christoph Glaubacker, Cornelia Gröschel, Jean-Yves Berteloot, Michele Cuciuffo, Hans Czypionka
Executive Producer(s)
Sabine Tettenborn
Maike Delbos
Director of Photography
Bella Halben