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Ticket of No Return (1979)

Bildnis einer Trinkerin (original title)
A woman given to us as a "trinkerin" is having a special tour in Berlin, she bought herself a single way ticket, and start drinking everywhere she can....

Director:

Ulrike Ottinger

Writer:

Ulrike Ottinger
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tabea Blumenschein Tabea Blumenschein ... Sie
Lutze Lutze ... Trinkerin vom Zoo
Magdalena Montezuma ... Soziale Frage
Orpha Termin Orpha Termin ... Exakte Statistik
Monika von Cube Monika von Cube ... Gesunder Menschenverstand
Paul Glauer Paul Glauer ... Zwerg
Nina Hagen ... Sängerin in Taxifahrerkneipe
Günter Meisner ... Direktor Willi
Kurt Raab ... Chef
Volker Spengler ... Transvestit
Eddie Constantine ... Küstler
Ginka Steinwachs Ginka Steinwachs
Mercedes Vostell Mercedes Vostell
Wolf Vostell Wolf Vostell
Raúl Gimenez Raúl Gimenez
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A woman given to us as a "trinkerin" is having a special tour in Berlin, she bought herself a single way ticket, and start drinking everywhere she can....

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

27 October 1979 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Ticket of No Return; Portrait of a Woman Drinker See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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A woman travels to West Berlin from France, and she drinks a lot of booze.
28 February 2007 | by glitterinyourgruelSee all my reviews

There is not much of a cohesive plot to speak of, but nonetheless this is a great film. The lead character does not speak, so if this would bother you then you should not watch this film. I think of this as a German, experimental Absolutely Fabulous. Nina Hagen has a bit role in this film, and she is spectacular. The tone of this film is a lot like Fassbinder's Satan's Brew, in fact Ottlinger could be called the female counterpart to Fassbinder. This is a comedy, but a subtle, and strange one. Unfortunately, I don't think this film is available in the U.S., however a German woman showed it to me and the version she had did have English subtitles, so it is out there somewhere.


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