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When a young woman investigates her town's Nazi past, the community turns against her. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kurt Weinzierl ... Priest (uncredited)

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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Also Known As:
"Das schreckliche Mädchen" - West Germany (original title)
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Argentina:94 min | Germany:92 min | Sweden:94 min | USA:92 min
Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
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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Germany's official submission to the 1991's Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category.See more »
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
the secrets that we carry, 18 June 2005
Author: Lee Eisenberg ( from Portland, Oregon, USA

Sonja (Lena Stolze) seems like any ordinary person. That is, until she has to research her town's history for a project. In the process, she discovers that her town was heavily involved in the Third Reich. Then, everyone in town not only turns against her, but tries in every possible way to silence her.

Much like another West German film ("The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum"), "The Nasty Girl" shows a woman used as a scapegoat for something that was society's fault (it makes sense for German movies to deal with that; it's exactly what the Third Reich was all about). Another one of Germany's solid masterpieces.

Watching this movie, I couldn't help but wonder what sorts of secrets any place, anywhere on Earth, carries.

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