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Veronika Voss (1982)
"Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Rosel Zech ...
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Cornelia Froboess ...
Annemarie Düringer ...
Doris Schade ...
Josefa
Erik Schumann ...
Dr. Edel
Peter Berling ...
Filmproduzent / Dicker Mann
Günther Kaufmann ...
G.I. / Dealer (as Günter Kaufmann)
Sonja Neudorfer ...
Verkäuferin
Lilo Pempeit ...
Chehm
Volker Spengler ...
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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DEM 2,600,000 (estimated)
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Based on the true story of German film star Sybille Schmitz. See more »

Quotes

Alter Mann: When you read a book to the end, it's time to close it.
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Referenced in Pestañas postizas (1982) See more »

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Memories Are Made of This
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Sung by Rosel Zech
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Dances with Death
15 October 2006 | by (Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

A famous German actress, Veronika Voss (Rozel Zech) in her forties tries to revive her career while struggling with alcohol and drugs in the final chapter to Fassbinder's trilogy about collapse of the West German postwar dream. The film was inspired by the tragic life of famous UFA actress, Sybille Schmitz (1909-1955). She began her career in the films by the giants such Georg Wilhelm Pabst and Carl Theodor Dreyer and soon became one of Germany's beloved actress. Everything changed during the WWII and especially after its end.

Fassbinder's film which was shot in black and white visually is very impressive. "Light and shadows are two cinema's best secrets" says Veronika in the movie and light and shadows make the film a joy to behold. I like it but I think it is the weakest part of the trilogy perhaps because "Lola" and "Maria Braun" are so strong. I found the documentary about Sybille Schmitz, "Dances with Death" which is included on Criterion DVD much more compelling.

Veronika - 7/10 Dances with Death 8.5/10


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