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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.

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Michael Verhoeven
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lena Stolze ... Sonja Rosenberger
Hans-Reinhard Müller Hans-Reinhard Müller ... Dr. Juckenack
Monika Baumgartner ... Maria Rosenberger Sonja's mother
Elisabeth Bertram Elisabeth Bertram ... Sonja's grandma
Michael Gahr Michael Gahr ... Paul Rosenberger
Robert Giggenbach ... Martin
Fred Stillkrauth Fred Stillkrauth ... Sonja's uncle
Barbara Gallauner Barbara Gallauner ... Mrs. Juckenack
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 Rabenbauer
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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Trivia

Final acting role of Rudolf Schündler. 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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the secrets that we carry
18 June 2005 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Sonja (Lena Stolze) seems like any ordinary person. That is, until she has to research her town's history for a project. In the process, she discovers that her town was heavily involved in the Third Reich. Then, everyone in town not only turns against her, but tries in every possible way to silence her.

Much like another West German film ("The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum"), "The Nasty Girl" shows a woman used as a scapegoat for something that was society's fault (it makes sense for German movies to deal with that; it's exactly what the Third Reich was all about). Another one of Germany's solid masterpieces.

Watching this movie, I couldn't help but wonder what sorts of secrets any place, anywhere on Earth, carries.


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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

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,491, 28 October 1990

Gross USA:

$2,281,569

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,293,625
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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