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Group Portrait with a Lady (1977)

Gruppenbild mit Dame (original title)
The story follows the life of a regular German women Leni Gruyten during 1930s and 1940s. Through her interactions with friends, family and other people she knows, the regular folks' perception of the Nazi era is shown.

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Heinrich Böll (novel), Heinrich Böll (screenplay collaborator) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Romy Schneider ... Leni Gruyten
Brad Dourif ... Boris Koltowski
Michel Galabru ... Walter Pelzer
Vadim Glowna Vadim Glowna ... Erhard Schweigert
Richard Münch Richard Münch ... Hubert Gruyten
Vitus Zeplichal Vitus Zeplichal ... Heinrich Gruyten
Milena Dravic ... Schwester Klementine
Rüdiger Vogler ... Boldig
Fritz Lichtenhahn Fritz Lichtenhahn ... Dr. Scholsdorff
Rudolf Schündler ... Otto Hoyser
Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic ... Bogakov (as Bata Zivojinovic)
Gefion Helmke Gefion Helmke ... Frau Schweigert
Wolfgang Condrus Wolfgang Condrus ... Kremp
Peter Kern Peter Kern ... Werner Hoyser
Dieter Schidor Dieter Schidor ... Kurt Hoyser
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Storyline

The story follows the life of a regular German women Leni Gruyten during 1930s and 1940s. Through her interactions with friends, family and other people she knows, the regular folks' perception of the Nazi era is shown.

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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Country:

France | West Germany

Language:

German | French

Release Date:

November 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Group Portrait with Lady See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Alternate Versions

The German TV version runs only 89 minutes, the parts of 'Peter Kern' and are not included in this shortened version. See more »

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Referenced in Romy (2009) See more »

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Huh??
27 January 2005 | by TequilaMockingbird63See all my reviews

Well I didn't get it. nope, nada, nothing. I had to sit thru the dubbed German to English version "Group Portrait With A Lady". Overall sound quality was horrible but even ignoring that it just made no sense?! It begins at what looks like the 1970's but then blink your back in 1940's Nazi Germany then blink your back in the 70's (due to the lead character Lenni's normal hair in one scene and gray in the next?) I think it flashed back and forth the entire film. I was so confused i didn't know what the hell was happening. Big ole'waste of my time. Romy Schnieder was pretty though. I never heard of her so I looked her up - wow she was in a lot of films even Rowen and Martin's Laugh-in. Wonder what she did on that?. Maybe it makes better sense in German? 2 out of 10


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