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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 »
Awards:
4 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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(9 articles)
Daily | Annemarie Düringer, 1925 – 2014
 (From Keyframe. 9 December 2014, 5:56 AM, PST)

Daily | “Fassbinder: Romantic Anarchist (Part 2)”
 (From Keyframe. 8 November 2014, 2:18 PM, PST)

Günther Kaufmann obituary
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 15 May 2012, 4:07 PM, PDT)

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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)

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:
Alter Mann:When you read a book to the end, it's time to close it.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in When Brendan Met Trudy (2000)See more »
Soundtrack:
Memories Are Made of ThisSee more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
The search for congealed history, 12 October 2009
Author: hasosch from United States

Rainer Werner Fassbinder's second-but-last film does not show primarily the life and downfall of the UFA-star Sybille Schmitz, but gives, at the hand of the Schmitz-inspired, yet fictive character Veronika Voss an unvarnished and hopeless picture of the Bundesrepublik Germany in the 50ies. Part of Fassbinder's "BRD-Trilogy", it is also one of his 4 "women"-films, besides "Lola", "Maria Braun", and "Lili Marleen".

It is hard to say if the main focus of this movie is the former UFA-star Veronika Voss or the sports reporter Robert Krohn. One rainy night, he meets, in a little forest amidst of Berlin, a crying little bundle of mensch who seems to have completely lost her orientation. She is not so much thankful for his help but astonished that he does not recognize her: the great Veronika Voss. After he accompanies the woman to her door, she continues to occupy his mind. He asks his older colleagues who confirm him that she was once a movies' super-star, but now forgotten, divorced, impoverished, addicted and out of work. Soon, they meet again, and between Krohn, who is in a steady liaison, and Veronika, who sees in him one of her once many admirers, a very problematic love story starts which costs two humans' lives, leaves an investigative mind back in despair, discloses the corruption between medicine and politics and portrays the deterrent situation in the post-war German film industry which used his former flagships as fuel.

R.W. Fassbinder got for this films the "Golden Bear" out of the hand of Jimmy Stewart who was his friend for many years. Fassbinder had been nominated for the highest German film price since a long time, but it was Stewart who realized that soon it might come too late. Fassbinder passed away only a few days after having received the Golden Bear.

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