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The Nasty Girl (1990)

Das schreckliche Mädchen (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, History | March 1991 (USA)
When a young woman investigates her town's Nazi past, the community turns against her.

Director:

Michael Verhoeven
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lena Stolze Lena Stolze ... Sonja
Hans-Reinhard Müller Hans-Reinhard Müller ... Juckenack
Monika Baumgartner Monika Baumgartner ... Sonja's mother
Elisabeth Bertram Elisabeth Bertram ... Sonja's grandma
Michael Gahr Michael Gahr ... Paul Rosenberger
Robert Giggenbach Robert Giggenbach ... Martin
Fred Stillkrauth Fred Stillkrauth ... Sonja's uncle
Barbara Gallauner Barbara Gallauner ... Miss Juckenack
Udo Thomer Udo Thomer ... Archivist Schulz
Ludwig Wühr Ludwig Wühr ... Owner of the Swingboat
Christof Wackernagel Christof Wackernagel ... Zöpfel
Richard Süßmeier Richard Süßmeier ... The Mayor
Sandra White Sandra White ... Iris
Rudolf Klaffenböck Rudolf Klaffenböck ... The judge
Karin Thaler ... Nina
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Storyline

Sonja is a German high school student who participates in a writing contest and endeavors to write an essay about her town's history during the Third Reich and its resistance to it. To her dismay, and more so the town's, she uncovers instead definite collaboration during the period. As she digs deeper, she must struggle against the town's vocal and violent opposition to her search for the truth. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | History | War

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

March 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nasty Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Munich, Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,281,569
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Germany's official submission to the 1991's Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category. See more »

Quotes

Sonja: You have to know where things come from to know where they're going.
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Connections

Referenced in Das Mädchen und die Stadt oder: Wie es wirklich war (1990) See more »

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Sardonic satire on modern Germany
16 January 1999 | by RobWSee all my reviews

The film is about a young woman in a small conservative community in southern Germany who decides to do some research into life during World War 2, and discovers that the version of events she has been brought up to believe is not backed up by the facts. A witty and biting satire on bourgeois hypocrisy and people's refusal (or unwillingness) to remember unpleasantness. To its credit the film is not didactic or one-sided and manages to make its point in a highly watchable but thought-provoking manner.


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