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Die tödliche Maria (1993)

This dark psychological thriller draws us slowly but surely into Maria's strange world. Tension mounts as she is buffeted by interactions with her abusive husband, demanding father, and ... See full summary »

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Tom Tykwer

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nina Petri ... Maria
Katja Studt ... Maria (16 years)
Juliane Heinemann Juliane Heinemann ... Maria (10 years)
Josef Bierbichler ... Marias Father
Peter Franke ... Heinz
Jean Maeser Jean Maeser ... Heinz (Age 26)
Joachim Król ... Dieter
Rolf Peter Kahl ... Juergen
Renate Usko Renate Usko ... Mrs. Dahlbach
Georg Winterfeld Georg Winterfeld ... Ernst
Tom Spiess Tom Spiess ... Bernhard
Andreas Petri Andreas Petri ... First Aid
Nada Daniels Nada Daniels ... Lydia
Ortwin Spieler Ortwin Spieler ... First Doctor
Peter Hommen Peter Hommen ... Second Doctor
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This dark psychological thriller draws us slowly but surely into Maria's strange world. Tension mounts as she is buffeted by interactions with her abusive husband, demanding father, and meek paramour. This housewife, who initially appears outwardly unassuming and unremarkable, is shown to possess an inner landscape of the mind which is twisted and scarred. Techniques of German Expressionist cinema gradually give us insight into her psyche. Why does she write letter after letter to herself, stashing them in a living room cabinet? Secret after secret is gradually revealed, until the chilling and disturbing conclusion. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

3 February 1994 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadly Maria See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Wish there were more & better prints w/ english available
25 February 2003 | by nathan_thalerSee all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to be present at a viewing of the only print w/ english subtitles. Also, I wish that Tykwer had the funds available in the early nineties to complete his vision of the last scene. The way he described it in a 2003 lecture at the MFA was surreal and beautiful.


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