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Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss
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18 February 1982 (West Germany) See more »
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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  (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)

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
Gerhard Zwerenz .... dedicatee
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss" - West Germany (original title)
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104 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Anachronisms: 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 »
Alter Mann:When you read a book to the end, it's time to close it.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Crazy Moon (1987)See more »
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A melancholy tribute to the black and white films of the past, 19 August 1999
Author: theorbys from New York City

Rosel Zech, who from some angles reminds us of Marlene Dietrich or Delphine Seyrig, plays Veronika Voss, a fading German movie star whose story is a European take on Sunset Boulevard. The film uses black and white photography to create effects of light, shadow, and pure luminosity that work brilliantly such as the opening scene in the tramway car, or the interior of the Dr. Katz's clinic. The scene where Veronika sings Memories Are Made Of This in a low husky voice that recalls Dietrich at her world weary best caps it all off perfectly.

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