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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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14 March 1973 (East Germany)  »

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Trivia

In 1998, a strip of land along the edge of Lake Rummelsburg in Berlin, 4 km in length, was officially named "Paul-und-Paula-Ufer" ("The Shore of Paul and Paula"). This is where the scenes showing Paul and Paula on the boat were shot. See more »

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Featured in Auge in Auge - Eine deutsche Filmgeschichte (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Gute Musik auf dem Mont Klamott
Parts of the first movement of the violin concert by Ludwig van Beethoven
Music by Konzertmeister Prof. G. Garay and the DEFA-Symphony Orchestra
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I like the movie's portrayal of love and east Berlin
27 September 2005 | by (Manila, Philippines) – See all my reviews

The Legend of Paul and Paula seems simple yet not boring. However, the film has profound ideas to tell – gender roles, social inequality and escapism. I like the film's way portraying of everyday life in East Berlin. You can almost see and feel the city. The love story between a passionate single mother and a complacent, married bureaucrat is not your typical Hollywood movie. The film also has a psychedelic and hippie feel. The soundtrack suits the film. I like the portions of the film where some elements (like the band that plays music while Paul and Paula are making love) are placed for no reason. The movie has a simple charm that captivates audiences. I guess that the film's success lies in its way of making the ordinary scenes of life extraordinary.


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