Norma Rae

Norma Rae

Director: Martin Ritt
Country: USA

1979 | 123 min. | English
Subtitles: German
FSK 12

Cast_ Sally Field, Ron Leibman, Beau Bridges, Pat Hingle, Barbara Baxley Screenplay_ Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr. Camera_ John A. Alonzo Producer_ Tamara Asseyev, Alexandra Rose Rights_ Park Circus

Sally Field in the fight for better working conditions at a textile factory. Her exceptional performance won her an Oscar.

Norma Rae works in a cotton mill. The job pays poorly and is taking a toll on her health. When one day a union organizer distributes leaflets outside the factory gates, she gains a new perspective. But her fight against the system claims victims. - Martin Ritt was one of Hollywood’s most important left-wing directors. ›Norma Rae‹ was the key work of his late career. A film about the power of community, it stars an outstanding Sally Field. Ahead of its time upon release, ›Norma Rae‹ served as a frequent model for subsequent generations and now stands a classic of politically engaged cinema.


Martin Ritt (1914-1990) made numerous films between 1957 and 1990, receiving many awards. During the anti-communist agitation under McCarthy, he was forbidden from practicing his profession and instead taught actors for several years, including Paul Newman and Lee Remick.



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