Sixteen year old pupil Sina Wolf has a love affair with her married Teacher Fichte. Also pupil Michael Harms cannot resist her beauty. One day Michael follows Sina into the forrest, throws ...
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Sixteen year old pupil Sina Wolf has a love affair with her married Teacher Fichte. Also pupil Michael Harms cannot resist her beauty. One day Michael follows Sina into the forrest, throws her to the ground and begins to kiss her wildly. She stops him doing so taking a big stone, later telling everyone that somebody tried to rape her in the forrest while Michael was helping her. As the police begins to investigate Michael's death they regard teacher Fichte with suspicion. Things screw up for Sina as now Fichte stops dating her and police's questions are beginning to be uncomfortable.Written by
Is it because the US version of this movie is so bad or why else seem most of the reviewers not to have understood it? Especially semiotechlab-658-95444 when he says that the story of the hunters-man is a fairy tale. In fact Sina uses him in her cover-up story because that man is sought by police through newspaper articles, but he has committed his crimes in a region 60 miles away from Sina's hometown. Also one has to take into account that this was in Germany in the late 70's. In that time almost every policeman, attorney or judge would see the guilt on the part of the woman or girl when she was raped, in fact in most cases it would not be considered rape. You also have to keep in mind that although Kinski was only 16 when the movie was made she plays an 18 year old girl, so she wasn't a minor. So it's perfectly understandable that she does not confess with the hope that it will be treated as self-defense but instead tries to cover-up. Concerning the impact of the movie I can only say that without her role in it the name Nastassja Kinski would be totally unknown in Germany but so at least the older generations know her. Also in my opinion it is one of Petersen's best movies and was a big boost for his career.
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