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The Legend of Rita (2000)

Die Stille nach dem Schuß (original title)
Rita Vogt is a radical West German terrorist who abandons the revolution and settles in East Germany with a new identity provided by the East German secret service. She lives in constant ... See full summary »
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Hannelore Schubert ...
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Rita Vogt is a radical West German terrorist who abandons the revolution and settles in East Germany with a new identity provided by the East German secret service. She lives in constant fear of having her cover blown, which unavoidably happens after the German re-unification. Written by Marcelo R. <marcelo_fpr@hotmail.com>

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$9,318, 28 January 2001, Limited Release

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$671,565, 25 March 2001
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Rita is working in a railway vehicle factory as part of her second legend, supposedly in 1989. But in one scene, when Rita is walking across the factory yard, one can clearly see car bodies of class 481 EMUs and H-Type metro vehicles, not in production until the late 1990s. See more »

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historical details well considered
26 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

this film is about a fact discovered after the changes of 1989, namely that the remaining unfound RAF terrorists have been hidden in the DDR.

Schlöndorff has considered many details very well. although he never tells the "true" story i could tell most of the time which historic fact he had in mind, and i remembered many things i myself had read in the newspapers at the time these events had been in the news. the only thing i am not sure about is wether the west actually did know all the time. sounds a bit like conspiracy. maybe "we" did and wanted to avoid "trouble", as so often. the ending is very stupid and easy, like often in Schlöndorff-films, i regret to say. so i was a bit angry when i walked out the cinema. but still i think every German interested in his country's history (and i believe it is the duty of Germans to interested in it!) should watch this movie in order to also consider this last "east"-chapter of RAF terrorism. the last "west"-chapter was the dissolution of the AIZ and Bad Hersfeld. my recommended reading is: Der Baader-Meinhof-Komplex by Stefan Aust.


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