7.0/10
911
11 user 7 critic

Die Legende von Paul und Paula (1973)

Paul and Paula have had bad experiences with love: Paul is financially well off but has lost all affection for his wife, and Paula leads a troublesome life raising two children on her own. ... See full summary »

Director:

Heiner Carow

Writers:

Heiner Carow, Anne Pfeuffer (dramatisation) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Solo Sunny (1980)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Sunny is the singer of band trying to establish itself in the music-scene of East-Berlin. They play regular gigs in small towns, but Sunny feels out of touch with the audience and her life ... See full summary »

Directors: Konrad Wolf, Wolfgang Kohlhaase
Stars: Renate Krößner, Alexander Lang, Dieter Montag
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After returning from a concentration camp, Susanne finds an ex-soldier living in her apartment. Together the two try to move past their experiences during WWII.

Director: Wolfgang Staudte
Stars: Hildegard Knef, Elly Burgmer, Erna Sellmer
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A film about living and working conditions in the GDR of the 60's. Includes a little love story of course.

Director: Frank Beyer
Stars: Manfred Krug, Krystyna Stypulkowska, Jutta Hoffmann
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A World War II widow seeks to adjust to life in postwar Germany.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Löwitsch, Ivan Desny
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A Jewish ghetto in central Europe, 1944. By coincidence, Jakob Heym eavesdrops on a German radio broadcast announcing the Soviet Army is making slow by steady progress towards central ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Beyer
Stars: Vlastimil Brodský, Erwin Geschonneck, Henry Hübchen
Baal (TV Movie 1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Baal explores the cult of the genius, an anti-heroic figure who chooses to be a social outcast and live on the fringe of bourgeois morality.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Stars: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Sigi Graue, Margarethe von Trotta
Born in '45 (1966)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The only feature film by the painter and documentary filmmaker, Juergen Boettcher. Inspired by the Italian neo-realists, he developed a sensitive style characterized by accurate social ... See full summary »

Director: Jürgen Böttcher
Stars: Monika Hildebrand, Rolf Römer, Paul Eichbaum
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The Rabbit Is Me was made in 1965 to encourage discussion of the democratization of East German society. In it, a young student has an affair with a judge who once sentenced her brother for... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Maetzig
Stars: Angelika Waller, Alfred Müller, Ilse Voigt
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A group of German infantrymen of the First World War live out their lives in the trenches of France. They find brief entertainment and relief in a village behind the lines, but primarily ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Stars: Fritz Kampers, Gustav Diessl, Hans-Joachim Möbis
Coming Out I (1989)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young teacher in East Berlin struggles with accepting his homosexuality.

Director: Heiner Carow
Stars: Matthias Freihof, Dagmar Manzel, Dirk Kummer
Stars (1959)
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The tragic love of the Jewish girl and the Nazi officer is presented as a symbol of human purity defeated by fascism and racial prejudice.

Director: Konrad Wolf
Stars: Sasha Krusharska, Jürgen Frohriep, Erik S. Klein
Short | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A bank clerk ends up in a seemingly haunted house that is actually a thieves' hideout.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angelica Domröse ... Paula (Adam)
Winfried Glatzeder Winfried Glatzeder ... Paul
Heidemarie Wenzel Heidemarie Wenzel ... Die Schöne (Ines)
Fred Delmare Fred Delmare ... Reifen-Saft
Rolf Ludwig Rolf Ludwig ... Professor
Käthe Reichel Käthe Reichel ... Frau des Schießbudenbesitzers
Hans Hardt-Hardtloff Hans Hardt-Hardtloff ... Schießbudenbesitzer
Frank-Otto Schenk ... Kollege Schmidt (as Frank Schenk)
Dietmar Richter-Reinick Dietmar Richter-Reinick ... Kumpel
Eva-Maria Hagen ... Die Blonde
Jürgen Frohriep Jürgen Frohriep ... Martin
Christian Steyer ... Colli
Willi Schrade Willi Schrade ... Liebhaber der Schönen
Peter Gotthardt Peter Gotthardt ... Musikerkollege
Marga Legal Marga Legal ... Nachbarin
Edit

Storyline

Paul and Paula have had bad experiences with love: Paul is financially well off but has lost all affection for his wife, and Paula leads a troublesome life raising two children on her own. They meet and discover a strong passion for each other. Life seems like a dream when they're together - but their short flights from the burdens of reality are once and again interrupted by Paul's ties to family and career. Written by c.winter

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

East Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

14 March 1973 (East Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Lenda de Paul e Paula See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Orwocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Erich Honecker, political leader of the German Democratic Republic, personally viewed the film just hours before its premiere to give the green light for its release. See more »

Connections

Edited into Der nackte Osten - Erotik zwischen oben und unten (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Von der Liebe ein Lied
Music by Peter Gotthardt
Lyrics by Wolfgang Tilgner
Performed by Die Puhdys
Rechte: Verlagshaus Gotthardt
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Freakin' heck
4 November 2004 | by BarboelschSee all my reviews

It's kind of weird. Angelica Domröse speaks in the movie of a Banana and why it's bent, yet she as an actress has probably never seen one. Also her parents most likely chose her name 'Angelica' (note: the name is spelt 'Angelika' in any German-speaking country) to mock the Soviet system and give credit to the American way of life. Just like pretty much anyone else in the GDR (note: if ever you meet a girl in Europe named 'Doreen', 'Melissa' or 'Mandy', it's pretty safe to say that she's from East Germany).

Pretty much all of the home appliances shown are authentic, yet they had to introduce coffee and cosmetics (which didn't really exist in the GDR at that time) to make it suitable for the political demagogues. Imagine it: the fact that there is a sentence in English ("excuse me, only one glass for you") could have led to a total ban of the entire movie.

What else is there to say? Try to understand the lyrics of the Band 'Puhdys' featured manifold in this flick and the in-between-the-lines-messages and how this was important to get thoughts of freedom past the GDR's government's census.

Well you guys probably don't and will never understand what kind of fruit GDR's socialism sprouted, but watching 'Paul and Paula' could theoretically help you get at least a glimpse.


16 of 57 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed