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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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13 May 1982 (Netherlands)  »

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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

Alter Mann: When you read a book to the end, it's time to close it.
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References Sunset Boulevard (1950) See more »

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The Battle Of New Orleans
Written by Jimmy Driftwood
Performed by Johnny Horton
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Memories are made of this
25 May 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Like many other Fassbinder films "Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss" tells about a decline and is very depressing. It is a visually stunning film that shows how much Fassbinder admired the classical Hollywood cinema and especially the films of Douglas Sirk. Like the films of his idol this film is stylish and artificial to an extreme extent which creates quite a distance between itself and the audience. Probably an even greater distance, since the style and the artificiality are used more consciously here, even as a instrument of alienation. So it is more fascinating than touching or even moving and might leave one even cold. Nevertheless the story is intriguing and it really tells something about the post war society in West Germany, so the film is interesting and even fascinating to watch. The scene where Rosel Zech as Veronika sings "Memories Are Made Of This" is very haunting, a gem.


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