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A Girl Called Rosemary (1996)

Das Mädchen Rosemarie (original title)
Historical drama set in the 1950s. Story is based on real-life events. Rosemarie Nitribitt comes out of a remand center, runs away from her foster parents and ends up working as a barmaid ... See full summary »

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Konrad Hartog
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Heinrich Schafmeister
Hanns Zischler
Manfred Andrae
Frank Heide
Peter Böhlke
Christian Schneller
Irmgard Wagner
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Historical drama set in the 1950s. Story is based on real-life events. Rosemarie Nitribitt comes out of a remand center, runs away from her foster parents and ends up working as a barmaid in a Frankfurt nightclub. A wealthy French businessman offers to set her up in return for tape-recordings of her sex sessions with German VIPs.

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13 December 1996 (Germany)  »

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A Girl Called Rosemary  »

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$2,379 (USA) (15 October 1999)

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$2,379 (USA) (15 October 1999)
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Followed by Die Halbstarken (1996) See more »

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Music recording by Pilot Studios Muenchen
Sound Klaus Strazicky
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A piece of German post-war history
9 March 2013 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

The film is based on a true story. The film does not show how the story ended, but Rosemarie Nitribitt was murdered in 1957. The killer was never identified, and there were theories of a cover-up in highest places.

The film itself captures the atmosphere of post-war Germany, materialistic, repressive, hypocritical, conservative. The sensitive use of camera and lighting manages to capture the contrast between an extreme Technicolor effect in some scenes and the gloomy street scenes in others. Heiner Lauterbach is the wealthy businessman who falls for the streetwise Rosemarie played by Nina Hoss, Til Schweiger plays the pimp Nadler.


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