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The Legend of Paul and Paula (1973)
"Die Legende von Paul und Paula" (original title)

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Paul and Paula have had bad experiences with love: Paul is financially well off but has lost all affection for his wife, and Paula leads a troublesome life raising two children on her own. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Angelica Domröse ...
Paula
Winfried Glatzeder ...
Paul
Heidemarie Wenzel ...
Die Schöne
Fred Delmare ...
Reifen-Saft
Rolf Ludwig ...
Professor
Käthe Reichel ...
Frau des Schießbudenbesitzers
Hans Hardt-Hardtloff ...
Schießbudenbesitzer
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Kollege Schmidt (as Frank Schenk)
Dietmar Richter-Reinick ...
Kumpel
Eva-Maria Hagen ...
Die Blonde
Jürgen Frohriep ...
Martin
Christian Steyer ...
Colli
Willi Schrade ...
Liebhaber der Schönen
Peter Gotthardt ...
Musikerkollege
Marga Legal ...
Nachbarin
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Paul and Paula have had bad experiences with love: Paul is financially well off but has lost all affection for his wife, and Paula leads a troublesome life raising two children on her own. They meet and discover a strong passion for each other. Life seems like a dream when they're together - but their short flights from the burdens of reality are once and again interrupted by Paul's ties to family and career. Written by c.winter

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Drama | Music | Romance

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14 March 1973 (East Germany)  »

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Paul's son Michael was played by the real son of actor Winfried Glatzeder. See more »

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Edited into Der nackte Osten - Erotik zwischen oben und unten (1994) See more »

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Von der Liebe ein Lied
Music by Peter Gotthardt
Lyrics by Wolfgang Tilgner
Performed by Die Puhdys
Rechte: Verlagshaus Gotthardt
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Freakin' heck
4 November 2004 | by (Munich, Europe) – See all my reviews

It's kind of weird. Angelica Domröse speaks in the movie of a Banana and why it's bent, yet she as an actress has probably never seen one. Also her parents most likely chose her name 'Angelica' (note: the name is spelt 'Angelika' in any German-speaking country) to mock the Soviet system and give credit to the American way of life. Just like pretty much anyone else in the GDR (note: if ever you meet a girl in Europe named 'Doreen', 'Melissa' or 'Mandy', it's pretty safe to say that she's from East Germany).

Pretty much all of the home appliances shown are authentic, yet they had to introduce coffee and cosmetics (which didn't really exist in the GDR at that time) to make it suitable for the political demagogues. Imagine it: the fact that there is a sentence in English ("excuse me, only one glass for you") could have led to a total ban of the entire movie.

What else is there to say? Try to understand the lyrics of the Band 'Puhdys' featured manifold in this flick and the in-between-the-lines-messages and how this was important to get thoughts of freedom past the GDR's government's census.

Well you guys probably don't and will never understand what kind of fruit GDR's socialism sprouted, but watching 'Paul and Paula' could theoretically help you get at least a glimpse.


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