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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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... Maria
... Maria (16 years)
Juliane Heinemann ... Maria (10 years)
... Marias Father
... Heinz
Jean Maeser ... Heinz (Age 26)
... Dieter
... Juergen
Renate Usko ... Mrs. Dahlbach
Georg Winterfeld ... Ernst
Tom Spiess ... Bernhard
Andreas Petri ... First Aid
Nada Daniels ... Lydia
Ortwin Spieler ... First Doctor
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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Greatly filmed!
30 September 1998 | by See all my reviews

The first work of Tom Tykwer shows several qualities that have been brought to perfection in "Lola rennt" ("Run Lola Run"). There are especially the great camera work and the intelligent editing. Unfortunately the script is somewhat protracted now and then.


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