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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:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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 »
Sonja:You have to know where things come from to know where they're going.See more »


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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Consensus Blindness Brilliantly and Vividly Portrayed, 24 August 2008
Author: robert-temple-1 from United Kingdom

This is a magnificent film by Michael Verhoeven. I saw it when it came out years ago, and have just seen it again. It certainly holds up and if anything is more powerful now. The film contains one of the most astonishing performances by an actress I have ever seen. Lena Stolze plays the character Sonja from the age of 16 through to adulthood. How did she do it? She was already far from her teens when she played the cutest 16 year-old with pigtails and the innocent eyes of a child. Her whimsy and her manner made her perfect for this difficult part, and her success made the film work. The film itself was done in an equally whimsical manner, not troubling in many cases to use real sets or locations, but with a remarkable lightness of touch and confidence of technique, in many cases settling for set-ups of a theatrical nature, and the film is interspersed with pieces to camera by numerous characters. It sounds a mess, but it isn't, and it all holds together and works perfectly. Apart from the control kept over it by the director, this technique is successful because it accentuates the irony of the subject. And that subject is so troubling to all potential viewers, going as it does far beyond blindness to past Nazi activities, that if it were laid on heavy, it would not be accepted, because it would be perceived as an attack on everybody. But it is actually an attack on everybody, because the film seeks to expose a faultline in human nature of our tendency to conspire to forget, conspire not to see, and conspire to falsify reality. This hairline crack in human nature is a tendency to form what I call 'consensus reality', which is generally a shared fantasy in which we all agree to believe because it makes us feel better. The character Sonja in this film (based upon a real girl named Anja who actually had similar experiences) challenges consensus reality. And of course, she was attacked by absolutely everyone, her husband abandoned her, she was beaten, bombed, ostracised, and persecuted mercilessly for years. Her only 'crime' was to try to discover the story of her home town in Bavaria during the Nazi period. The fact is that just about everybody living in Germany during that period was seriously compromised, there were few heroes (despite the many claims of heroism which came after the War), and the majority of Germans actually approved of and supported the Nazis. One should never forget that Hitler was ELECTED. One can perhaps explain phenomena like the rise of Nazism by temporary insanity of a nation, but the nasty and despicable aftermath cannot be so explained. It is pure animal behaviour of the most revolting kind. The post-War behaviour of the Germans was in this sense even more offensive than their wartime behaviour. But they are not alone, nor are they worst in this tendency. After all, the Japanese still refuse to apologise for the War, and make offerings at shrines to 'war heroes' who were guilty of war crimes. Compared to that, the Germans are pussycats, they apologised long ago, and the younger generations have long since atoned and 'reformed'. If anyone tried even now to make a film like this about Japan, they would probably be killed by a raging mob. So put that in your meerschaum pipe and smoke it.

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