In modern-day Berlin (1987), Frau Kutowski goes insane, believing herself to be the (real-life) notorious Anita Berber, a nude art dancer/drug addict/scandalous figure of post-WWI Berlin. (...
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Rosa von Praunheim
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Rosa von Praunheim
In modern-day Berlin (1987), Frau Kutowski goes insane, believing herself to be the (real-life) notorious Anita Berber, a nude art dancer/drug addict/scandalous figure of post-WWI Berlin. (Berber died of tuberculosis in 1928, having achieved significant success and recognition throughout the dance world.) Frau Kutowski is placed in a mental hospital, where in her own mind she acts out Berber's final days, including in her fantasies the hospital's staff and patients, to represent Anita's friends and associates. She relives the adventures, scandals, triumphs, trials and tribulations of Anita Berber, and finally merges her own real existence with that of her imagination, until fantasy actually becomes reality. The film makes use of both color (Expressionist style) and black & white (documentary style) to draw the line between fantasy and reality, respectively. Watch how this line is crossed over!Written by
This movie is a perfectly good waste of videotape. A better use would be to take that videotape and strangle the producer of this piece of junk.
I picked this movie up for .99 at a video store closeout and it was .99 too much! What is it about Germans that they have to produce such weird freaking films? I'm swearing off schnapps!
It's a biopic about some European siren whose claim to fame is that she dances nude, which causes a scandal for her art! The U.S. has biopics about strippers, "Blaze," being one. But "Blaze" had not only a more encompassing storyline, regarding Louisiana Governor Earl K. Long, but also Paul Newman in the role of Earl K.
I gave this movie 2 stars for several reasons: 1. When I voted, no one had yet given it two stars, but one person had given it one star. I follow no one's lead! 2. It's got some nudity. Where else can you get soft-porn video for .99? 3. I expect to hold onto it and sell it to some effete Eurotrash film snob on eBay for wads of cash. I can't believe it made it to video. It's got to be out of print.
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