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The Legend of Paul and Paula (1973)

Die Legende von Paul und Paula (original title)
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 ... Reifen-Saft
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

While the politically controversial film stayed in East-German cinemas for just a few weeks, it managed to attract over three million viewers. Alltogether it is the most-viewed general audience DEFA Film of all time. See more »

Connections

References Angelique: The Road to Versailles (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Lovedreams
Music by Peter Gotthardt
Performed by Die Puhdys
Rechte: Verlagshaus Gotthardt
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Bad import
7 December 2006 | by kenjhaSee all my reviews

Paul and Paula go through life picking the wrong partners until they happen to hook up with each other and the legend begins. Low-budget German film has the look of a cheesy porno movie. The script is pretty standard boy-meets-girl story. The acting by Domrose (as Paula, who seems to work in an amazingly busy grocery store or something and has wild mood swings) and Glatzeder (as the goofy Paul) is not bad, considering the clichéd characters they are playing. The direction is amateurish, with incongruous shots of buildings being demolished thrown in. The soundtrack is filled with bad German pop songs, although it is interesting that they get the lyrics to rhyme even after translating to English.


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