On the Basis of Sex (Die Berufung)
USA, 2019 | Length: 120min | Director: Mimi Leder Cast: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates

Solidly and sincerely directed by Mimi Leder (»Deep Impact«, »Pay It Forward«), this fascinating legal drama tells the incredible true story of a glass-shattering figure who broke convention as a legal advocate for gender equality and rights for women. Based on the life and extraordinary career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Jones; »The Theory of Everything«), the film follows the young lawyer as she teams with her husband Marty (Hammer; »Lone Ranger«) to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination. Released in line with Justice Ginsburg's 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court, this engaging, well-acted biopic is one poignant, remarkable story and a vastly inspiring account of the fight for equality.