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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
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 »
I like the movie's portrayal of love and east Berlin
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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