A 14-year-old girl is caught while trying to pick a doctor's pocket. The doctor ends up taking her in and turning her into a sophisticated lady, whom he marries off to a wealthy man.

Director:

Writers:

, (plays)
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Lulu (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

This highly stylized, critically acclaimed film from the 70's mixes silent film cards, a soundscape, color, opera music and atmosphere to explore the Freudian truths about men's fear of ... See full summary »

Director: Ronald Chase
Stars: Michael Anderson, Stephen Ashbrook, Norma Leistiko
Laura (TV Movie 1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The detective investigating Laura Hunt's murder finds himself becoming obsessed with the dead woman - and then finds out she's actually still alive.

Director: Franz Josef Wild
Stars: Hildegard Knef, Anton Walbrook, Hellmut Lange
Pandora's Box (1929)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Stars: Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer
Labyrinth (1959)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Rolf Thiele
Stars: Nadja Tiller, Peter van Eyck, Amedeo Nazzari
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Yves Allégret
Stars: Hildegard Knef, Daniel Gélin, Jean Lefebvre
Bluebeard (1963)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Follows a family-man who meets women through lonely hearts ads.

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Michèle Morgan, Danielle Darrieux, Hildegard Knef
Alraune (1952)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A scientist creates a beautiful "perfect woman", but since she is artificial, she seems soul-less and with no sense of morality, she brings ruin to all around her.

Director: Arthur Maria Rabenalt
Stars: Hildegard Knef, Erich von Stroheim, Karlheinz Böhm
Witchery (1988)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

When a storm strands a group on a Massachusetts island where the only dwelling is an old hotel supposedly haunted by the ghost of a former German actress (Knef), the result is the standard ... See full summary »

Director: Fabrizio Laurenti
Stars: David Hasselhoff, Linda Blair, Catherine Hickland
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Thymiane is a beautiful young girl who is not having a storybook life. Her governess, Elizabeth, is thrown out of her home when she is pregnant, only to be later found drowned. That same ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Stars: Louise Brooks, Josef Rovenský, Fritz Rasp
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: André Michel
Stars: Hildegard Knef, Carl Raddatz, Ivan Desny
Lulu (1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The story of a sexually enticing young dancer who rises up in society through her relationships with wealthy men, but later falls into poverty and prostitution, culminating in an encounter with Jack 'the Ripper'.

Director: Walerian Borowczyk
Stars: Anne Bennent, Michele Placido, Jean-Jacques Delbo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Arzén von Cserépy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
Dr. Schön
...
...
Rodrigo Quast
Charles Regnier ...
Rudolf Forster ...
...
Dr. Goll
Sieghardt Rupp ...
Schwarz
Klaus Höring ...
Alva Schön
Fritz von Friedl ...
Hugenberg (as Fritz Friedl)
Edit

Storyline

A 14-year-old girl is caught while trying to pick a doctor's pocket. The doctor ends up taking her in and turning her into a sophisticated lady, whom he marries off to a wealthy man.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

August 1962 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

Lulú  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remake of Die Büchse der Pandora (1921) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Men cannot help themselves before Nadja Tiller as Lulu
14 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Lulu" (1962) is a fascinating movie. It flaunts the innocent and natural sex appeal of its title character, Lulu, portrayed wonderfully by Nadja Tiller. It looks at a a facet of female-male relations that is impossible to ignore. Men around her cannot help but be attracted and fall for her. She then cannot help but toy with their affections. Without any explicit sex scenes of the sort that now permeate movies, without showing anything more than what is revealed by an old-fashioned bathing suit, or a dress cut down the back or a leotard, this movie conveys Lulu's attractions with immense facility. The men cannot help themselves before her, even when they try to resist. I'd guess that most male viewers will feel this attraction quite strongly and understand the evident weakness and behavior of the men shown around her in the story. Lulu also attracts a dignified countess (Hildegard Neff) whose love for her is never returned.

The music in the movie, often carnival-like, moves it in the direction of a krimi, or an Edgar Wallace krimi, or a burlesque. But the story is quite serious in showing the tragedies around Lulu and her own personal tragedy. Because the music's effect is intentional, the movie is making at times an ironic statement in which the serious is treated incongruously. It is as if to say to an audience that we are stuck with our sexual natures, we are stuck with the foolishness that results from this, and we are stuck with the tragedies that may ensue.

A retinue of men are involved with Lulu. The respectable O.E. Hasse took her off the streets at age 14. He's so much in her thrall that he pushes her away to be married to rotund and rich Leon Askin who dies leaving her well off. Hasse then suggests that she marry the portrait artist who is painting her, a man hopelessly in love with her that she has played around with while married to Askin. Hasse's son (Klaus Höring) is in love with her too. Hasse plans to get Tiller out of his system by marrying another woman, but Tiller, who has become an entertainer in Höring's theater shows, foils that and Hasse who cannot resist her marries her.

The plot moves along from there in very unexpected directions, bringing in Mario Adorf, an entertainer who does a simulated tiger act with beauties dressed as tigers. He's attracted to Tiller, of course, and also to the royalty of Neff. All the while, the center of gravity is Tiller as Lulu.

The dialog is sharp. The plot is novel, for those who do not know the plot from the first movie version of this story, which was the 1929 "Pandora's Box". Nadja Tiller is striking as Lulu. Definitely recommended.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?