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Die Legende von Paul und Paula (1973)

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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Paula (Adam)
Winfried Glatzeder ...
Paul
Heidemarie Wenzel ...
Die Schöne (Ines)
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
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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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The film disappeared from East-German TV after both protagonists had fled the country in 1980 and 1982 respectively. See more »

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References Merveilleuse Angélique (1965) See more »

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Music by Peter Gotthardt
Performed by Die Puhdys
Rechte: Verlagshaus Gotthardt
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the film is a legend itself
2 October 2000 | by (Bonn, Germany) – See all my reviews

This picture, which has been shown in East Germany for only a week until political censors understood its impact on the people, is a very realistic East German view of life in post war East Berlin. It's mainly about the romance of Paul, a privileged but unhappy secret service agent, and Paula, an underprivileged and single girl with children. Since it is one of the very few movies which portraits honest details of real life in East Berlin at that time, it now serves as a reminder of emotions and feelings for a lot of East Germans. Despite the heavy use of symbolism (pretty old houses are blown away for the construction of uniform socialist buildings) it still doesn't draw a too pessimistic picture and leaves space for dreams and hope. I really love this movie, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to catch a glimpse idea of how life was at that time in a socialistic system. The film is available with English subtitles which gives foreigners the chance to understand it, too.


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