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Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss
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Release Date:
18 February 1982 (West Germany) See more »
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Plot:
Munich, 1955: A sports journalist meets Veronika Voss, an UFA actress who supposedly had an affair with Goebbels... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
4 wins See more »
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Melancholic, Bitter and Depressive Reality of an Era See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Rosel Zech ... Veronika Voss
Hilmar Thate ... Robert Krohn
Cornelia Froboess ... Henriette
Annemarie Düringer ... Dr. Marianne Katz
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
Johanna Hofer ... Alte Frau
Rudolf Platte ... Alter Mann

Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Max Rehbein
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Baer ... Head waiter (uncredited)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder ... Kinobesucher (uncredited)
Tamara Kafka ... Ärztin (uncredited)
Georg Lehn ... Gardener (uncredited)
Juliane Lorenz ... Secretary (uncredited)
Peter Lühr ... Mr. Treibel (uncredited)
Dieter Schidor ... Kripobeamter (uncredited)
Thomas Schühly ... Propagandaminister (uncredited)
Karl-Heinz von Hassel ... Asylum doctor (uncredited)
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Directed by
Rainer Werner Fassbinder 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rainer Werner Fassbinder 
Pea Fröhlich 
Peter Märthesheimer 

Produced by
Rainer Werner Fassbinder .... co-producer
Thomas Schühly .... producer
Bertram Vetter .... producer: SDR
Horst Wendlandt .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Peer Raben 
 
Cinematography by
Xaver Schwarzenberger 
 
Film Editing by
Juliane Lorenz 
 
Production Design by
Rolf Zehetbauer 
 
Art Direction by
Walter E. Richarz  (as Walter Richarz)
 
Costume Design by
Barbara Baum 
 
Makeup Department
Gerd Nemetz .... makeup artist
Anni Nöbauer .... makeup artist (as Anna Nöbauer)
 
Production Management
Michael Bohnstengel .... unit manager
Wulf Gasthaus .... unit manager
Michael McLernon .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harry Baer .... assistant director
Tamara Kafka .... assistant director
Karin Viesel .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Frank D. Geuer .... property master (as Frank Geuer)
Thomas Schappert .... property master
 
Sound Department
Rupert Medele .... sound assistant (as Ruppert Medele)
Vladimir Vizner .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ekkehard Heinrich .... lighting technician
Suzanne Phillip .... second assistant camera
Michael Stöger .... key grip
Josef Vavra .... assistant camera (as Sepp Vavra)
Leo Weisse .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Helga Fischer .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elisabeth Blanke .... costume assistant
Monika Jacobs .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Angelika Deumling .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Gisela Schneider .... production secretary
Ursula Wöhrl .... production accountant
 
Thanks
Gerhard Zwerenz .... dedicatee
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss" - West Germany (original title)
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Runtime:
104 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
Veronika Voss:You've given me a great deal of happiness.
Dr. Marianne Katz:I sold it to you.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in When Brendan Met Trudy (2000)See more »
Soundtrack:
Memories Are Made of ThisSee more »

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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Melancholic, Bitter and Depressive Reality of an Era, 9 December 2007
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In the 50's, in a rainy night in Germany, the sports reporter Robert Krohn (Hilmar Thate) offers his umbrella to the former successful UFA actress Veronika Voss (Rosel Zech) but he does not recognizes her. Later she calls him inviting for a drink, and he finds an unstable and decadent actress living in her past success. In a mixed sensation of love, empathy and curiosity, Robert has an affair with Veronika, and discloses a dangerous gang leaded by Dr. Marianne Katz (Annemarie Düringer) that addicts wealthy patients in morphine to get their fortune when they die.

"Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss" is a melancholic, bitter and depressive tale based on the reality of an era, and the association with "Sunset Boulevard" is immediate. The story is based on the last years of the German actress Sybille Schmitz (1909-1955), who died due to an overdose of sleeping pills. The performance of Rosel Zech is impressive, showing the glamour of a former star in the Nazi period and the depression of an addicted woman in the 50's. Hilmar Thate is also perfect in the role of a simple innocent man that faces a greedy world of pain and death. The magnificent cinematography in black and white, using perfectly light and shadows, is homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "O Desespero de Veronika Voss" ("The Despair of Veronika Voss")

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