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March 1991 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
When a young woman investigates her town's Nazi past, the community turns against her. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 11 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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2014 Foreign Language Oscar Breakdown
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The Unknown Soldier
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Verhoeven tapped for lifetime nod
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Cast

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Lena Stolze ... Sonja
Hans-Reinhard Müller ... Juckenack
Monika Baumgartner ... Sonja's mother
Elisabeth Bertram ... Sonja's grandma
Michael Gahr ... Paul Rosenberger
Robert Giggenbach ... Martin
Fred Stillkrauth ... Sonja's uncle
Barbara Gallauner ... Miss Juckenack
Udo Thomer ... Archivist Schulz
Ludwig Wühr ... Owner of the Swingboat
Christof Wackernagel ... Zöpfel
Richard Süßmeier ... The Mayor
Sandra White ... Iris
Rudolf Klaffenböck ... The judge
Karin Thaler ... Nina
Michel Guillaume ... Robert
Stella Adorf ... Carolin
Cordula Bachl-Eberl ... Gaby (as Cordula Bachl)
Petra Berndt ... Ramona
Gabi Fischer ... Hilde
Luise Deschauer ... The Teacher
Maria Peschek ... The principal
Elisabeth Welz ... English teacher
Georg Einerdinger ... The Priest
Martha Kunig-Rinach ... Frau Guggenwieser
Willy Schultes ... Father Brummel
Gertrud Sorge ... Mrs. Zumtobel
Hans Stadtmüller ... Dr. Kogler
Rudolf Schündler ... The archivist
Helmut Alimonta ... The Door-Keeper
Eva Maria Bayerwaltes ... Secretary
Gery Müller ... Secretary
Axel Scholtz ... The assistant
Michael Schreiner ... Librarian
Beate Anna Wieser ... Librarian
Georg Blädel ... The General
Gerlinde Eger ... Wife of diocese council member
Ottfried Fischer ... The Priest
Irmgard Henning ... The chemist
Hermann Hummel ... Lawyer Roeder
Herbert Lehnert ... Dr. Fasching
Herbert Limmer ... Prof. Stein
Karl Renar ... The dignitary
Norbert Skrovanek ... The Chairman
Joachim Bernhard ... Charly Zumtobel
Alfons Biber ... Lettl
Ossi Eckmüller ... Abtretter
Gerd Lohmeyer ... Verkunder der neuen Zeit
Michael Seyfried ... Eberhard Roeder
Felicite Bodjona
Andrea Budras
Eva Gassmann
Petra Knott
Eva Stapfner
Martina Wörle
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Kurt Weinzierl ... Priest (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michael Verhoeven 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Verhoeven 

Produced by
Senta Berger .... producer
Helmut Rasp .... producer: ZDF
Michael Verhoeven .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lydie Auvray 
Billy Gorlt 
Mike Herting 
Elmar Schloter 
 
Cinematography by
Axel de Roche 
 
Film Editing by
Barbara Hennings 
 
Production Design by
Hubert Popp 
 
Costume Design by
Ute Truthmann 
 
Production Management
Hans Roth .... unit manager
Christine Rothe .... unit manager
Michael Senftleben .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brigitte Liphardt .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Michael Adlmüller .... property master: indoor
Karin Gottschalk .... set builder
Ulrich Wendt .... property master: outdoor
 
Sound Department
Milan Bor .... sound mixer
Haymo Heyder .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Heinz Ludwig .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Theo Nischwitz .... optical effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Otto Kirchhoff .... still photographer
Randolf Scherraus .... assistant camera
Herbert Schmidt .... lighting technician
Hans Weikert .... lighting technician
Dietmar Zander .... lighting designer
 
Editorial Department
Daniela Paeper .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Winfried Demuss .... production assistant (as Winfried Demuß)
Johanna Kohtz .... production accountant
Christine Ruppert .... script editor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Das schreckliche Mädchen" - West Germany (original title)
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Runtime:
Argentina:94 min | Germany:92 min | Sweden:94 min | USA:92 min
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Color:
Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | South Korea:15 | Sweden:11 | UK:15 (DVD rating) | UK:PG (original rating) | USA:PG-13 | West Germany:12 (w)
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Sonja:You have to know where things come from to know where they're going.See more »

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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Dark vision of social blindness, 9 January 2006
Author: cossack52 from United States

The thrust of the movie, as I saw it, was the propensity of a society, any society, to conveniently 'forget' the details of its involvement with nefarious deeds carried out in its name. Much as the vast majority of American westerns tend to gloss over the true level of barbarism we so-called civilized members of society visited upon the 'heathen' Indians, the German town in question conveniently 'forgot' its level of involvement with the atrocities of the Nazi regime. Mädchen's true 'sin' was of revisiting the Nazi era and detailing the involvement of many of the town's leading lights with that regime and its atrocities.

In toto, this film asks disturbing questions about society (any society) and its willingness to justify or simply forget 'inconvenient' truths and realities.

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