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Veronika Voss (1982)

Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss (original title)
Munich, 1955: A sports journalist meets Veronika Voss, an UFA actress who supposedly had an affair with Goebbels. Now declining, Voss is kept by her "kind" doctor, Dr. Katz, supplying her ... See full summary »
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Hilmar Thate ...
Cornelia Froboess ...
Annemarie Düringer ...
Doris Schade ...
Josefa
Erik Schumann ...
Dr. Edel
Peter Berling ...
Filmproduzent / Dicker Mann
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G.I. / Dealer (as Günter Kaufmann)
Sonja Neudorfer ...
Verkäuferin
Lilo Pempeit ...
Chehm
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1. Regisseur
Herbert Steinmetz ...
Gärtner
Elisabeth Volkmann ...
Grete
Hans Wyprächtiger ...
Chefredakteur
Peter Zadek ...
2. Regisseur
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Munich, 1955: A sports journalist meets Veronika Voss, an UFA actress who supposedly had an affair with Goebbels. Now declining, Voss is kept by her "kind" doctor, Dr. Katz, supplying her house, food, clean clothes and her favourite: morphine. Voss, trying to come back towards the cinema, cannot perform an absurdly simple scene, but it attracts the attention of the journalist, who suspects that something's very wrong regarding her doctor. Written by Sdicht <sdicht@hotmail.com>

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18 February 1982 (West Germany)  »

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DEM 2,600,000 (estimated)
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Part of the BRD Trilogy along with The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979) and Lola (1981). "BRD" stands for Bundesrepublik Deutschland, the official name of West Germany and of the united contemporary Germany, period in which those three stories takes place. See more »

Goofs

The film is set in 1955 but the song "The Battle of New Orleans" by Johnny Horton, released in 1959, is heard on the radio a number of times. See more »

Quotes

Veronika Voss: You've given me a great deal of happiness.
Dr. Marianne Katz: I sold it to you.
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Connections

Referenced in Gentlemen & Gangsters: Kapitel IV (2016) See more »

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The Battle Of New Orleans
Written by Jimmy Driftwood
Performed by Johnny Horton
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Fassbinder's great noir

Thsi is a wonderful noir by Fassbinder that recalls the classic film actors more than it does the gritty analyses of post war German economic success that he gave us in Lola and Maria Braun. I thought about Wilder's Sunset Boulevard, Preminger's Laura and Hitchcock's Notorious... anything but a remake of a drug-addiction film.

Rosel Zech as Veronika Voss is wonderful; her wistful faded elegance in the scenes with Krone is memorable. Hilmar Thate plays a reporter who's in over his head trying to write about a faded film star, as his editor reminds him; it's a performance that reminds me of Dana Andrews in Laura. The cinematography by Xaver Schwarzenberger is superb: the rainy night scenes and the glaring white of the clinic were very well rendered.


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