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The Legend of Rita (2000)
"Die Stille nach dem Schuß" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bibiana Beglau ...
Rita Vogt
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Erwin Hull
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Tatjana
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Andreas 'Andi' Klein
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Jochen Pettka
Jenny Schily ...
Friederike Adebach
Mario Irrek ...
Joachim Klatte
Franca Kastein ...
Anna
Thomas Arnold ...
Gerngross
Dietrich Körner ...
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Rudolf Donath ...
Tatjanas Vater (as Rudolph Donath)
Monika Pietsch ...
Tatjanas Mutter
Matthias Wien ...
Doktor Gruber (as Matti Wien)
Petra Ehlert ...
Beate
Hannelore Schubert ...
Christa
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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 (USA) (26 January 2001)

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$671,565 (USA) (23 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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If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
Written and performed by Sting
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11 October 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"The Legend of Rita" follows the activities of a young female idealist who runs with a small band of second rate terrorists in West Germany just prior to the end of the Cold War, goes straight, and hides under assumed identities (the legend). A well crafted, technically good Euroflick, "...Rita", equally split between character and story, puts the audience in the awkward position of having to root for a terrorist with only a marginally interesting story to tell. Slightly above par, "...Rita" will appeal most to cinema buffs and those into Euroflicks.


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