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The movie follows the life and personality of the famous actress Marlene Dietrich.


Joseph Vilsmaier
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katja Flint Katja Flint ... Marlene Dietrich
Herbert Knaup ... Rudolf Sieber
Heino Ferch ... Carl Seidlitz
Hans Werner Meyer Hans Werner Meyer ... Josef von Sternberg
Christiane Paul ... Tamara Matul
Suzanne von Borsody Suzanne von Borsody ... Charlotte Seidlitz
Armin Rohde ... Emil Jannings
Josefina Vilsmaier Josefina Vilsmaier ... Maria 6-jährig
Theresa Vilsmaier Theresa Vilsmaier ... Maria 10-jährig
Janina Vilsmaier Janina Vilsmaier ... Maria 13-jährig
Monica Bleibtreu Monica Bleibtreu ... Witwe von Losch
Cosma Shiva Hagen ... Resi
Katharina Müller-Elmau Katharina Müller-Elmau ... Margo Lion
Oliver Elias Oliver Elias ... Jossi Winter
Sandy Martin ... Louella Parsons


The movie follows the life and personality of the famous actress Marlene Dietrich.

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Willst du berühmt werden... oder glücklich sein? See more »


Biography | Drama | Music


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Germany | Italy



Release Date:

9 March 2000 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Marlena See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »


Box Office


DEM 18,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Harry Brandt's now-infamous 'Box Office Poison' article was originally published on May 3 1938 in a magazine called Independent Film Journal and named over a dozen stars. Here it is shown as a headline singling out Dietrich on a broadsheet newspaper in 1944. See more »


References The Scarlet Empress (1934) See more »

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Is not THAT bad...
28 November 2006 | by Dora LenartSee all my reviews

Well, I have seen this movie today. I can't possibly agree with the one who said that the movie is awful. Her anti-Nazi ˝emotions˝ or what so ever are included more than just once. Person who watches can perfectly notice that she was totally against Hitlers policy, but I also heard that she moved from Germany because of Nazi-policy, so maybe this is not clearly mentioned... That, about her addiction... It's also obvious, why she was ˝addicted˝. I think the director has shown her pretty well as a star, a mother and a modern women.

Offcourse there a things that should be shown better, and there should be shown something between years 1945 and 1975, but... I still thing this is an OK movie.

And Katja Flint played her role fantastic, she really looked like her...

Still is not that bad movie as he said:)

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