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Little Angel (1996)

Engelchen (original title)
Ramona lives her lonely life in Berlin working in a lipstick factory. One day she accidentally runs into Andrzei, a Polish mechanic illegally selling cigarettes in Germany during the ... See full summary »

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Helke Misselwitz
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susanne Lothar ... Ramona Schneider
Cezary Pazura ... Andrzej
Sophie Rois ... Mutter
Herbert Fritsch Herbert Fritsch ... Vater Klaus
Kathrin Angerer Kathrin Angerer ... Lucie
Luise Wolfram ... Maria
Ben Becker ... Lucies Freund
Barbara Dittus Barbara Dittus ... Frau in der U-Bahn
Ulrich Mühe ... Kommissar
Heidemarie Schneider Heidemarie Schneider ... Ärztin
Helga Paris Helga Paris ... Frau des Fotogarfen
Christine Harbort Christine Harbort ... Wirtin
Udo Kroschwald Udo Kroschwald ... 1. Vergewaltiger
Hans-Dieter Brückner ... 2. Vergewaltiger
Lars Rudolph ... 1. Penner
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Ramona lives her lonely life in Berlin working in a lipstick factory. One day she accidentally runs into Andrzei, a Polish mechanic illegally selling cigarettes in Germany during the weekend. One thing leads to another, and soon she finds herself pregnant. Then her life starts falling apart, when Andrzei tells her he already has a wife back in Poland and her baby dies shortly after its premature birth. Written by Homme A. Piest <piest@pobox.leidenuniv.nl>

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Drama | Romance

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Poignant love story
21 May 2001 | by raymond-15See all my reviews

Romance blossoms between Ramona a young German woman who works in a lipstick factory and Andrzej a Pole who crosses the German border and sells blackmarket cigarettes at the local railway station. The mood of the film is rather depressing. Life for Ramona is rather hard and the environment in which she lives is far from cheering. Ramona herself is becoming a rather dull and uninteresting person. The clattering of noisy trains with windows flashing past punctuate the various scenes. I wondered at first what these scenes had to do with the story, but later all is revealed. Ramona's dream of finding a husband and having a baby seems to be fulfilled when she suddenly becomes pregnant. Her former dismal life now starts to glow with happiness as Andrzej weaves his magic spell. But all is not well as a series of disappointments overtake them. The central figure in this film is Ramona (Sophie Rous), a very unhappy girl indeed with little future until her sister suggests she do something really outrageous. Following her sister's advice she gets into deeper trouble. The lead role is admirably played with numerous scenes being quite heart-rending e.g the loss of her baby, the death of her little caged bird and final mental breakdown. You'll probably need a glass of vodka after viewing this one.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

2 October 1997 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Angelito See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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1.66 : 1
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