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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 »
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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
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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

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Drama | Romance

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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 »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Orwocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Female DEFA-director Ingrid Reschke made preparations for the film, but her life was tragically cut short in a car accident, and Heiner Carow took over the project. He dedicated the film to her memory. See more »

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Referenced in Vorwärts immer! (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Lied von de Äppelfrau
Music by Peter Gotthardt
Lyrics by Folklore
Voice: Angelica Domröse
Rights: Verlagshaus Gotthardt
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Paula: woman as an individual
25 September 2005 | by alternativedreamerSee all my reviews

Heiner Carow's "Die Legende von Paul und Paula" is the first GDR film I've watched which centered on a woman and her development as an individual, which was new to DEFA within that period of time. "Die Legende..." is different from other films made before it since the story was about a woman who seeks for self-fulfillment and follows her heart in spite of the rigidity of societal norms.

In this film, Paula is the epitome of what women were mostly portrayed as in the 1970s: emotional rather than rational.

Paula is a quirk of a character. She wears her heart on her sleeve and cares not one bit what happens as long as she is happy. She seems a bit over the edge at some points in the film, though. As if she were about to break down at a moment's notice. Her character is intense and Angelica Dumrose fully consummates the part.


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