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Die Unberührbare (2000)

Flanders, a famous female author, travels 1989 after the fall of the Berlin wall into the German capital. She is deeply depressed of the events because she saw the communistic states as a ... See full summary »

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Oskar Roehler

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Oskar Roehler
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Credited cast:
Hannelore Elsner ... Hanna Flanders
Vadim Glowna Vadim Glowna ... Bruno
Jasmin Tabatabai Jasmin Tabatabai ... Meret
Lars Rudolph Lars Rudolph ... Viktor
Michael Gwisdek ... Joachim
Nina Petri ... Grete
Tonio Arango ... Ronald
Claudia Geisler-Bading Claudia Geisler-Bading ... Carmen (as Claudia Geisler)
Catherine Flemming ... Isabelle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thomas Bading Thomas Bading ... Alfons (as Thomas Barding)
Gunda Ebert Gunda Ebert ... Claudi
Hansjürgen Frintrop Hansjürgen Frintrop ... Verlagsangestellte
Michael Gaißmayer Michael Gaißmayer ... Unscheid
Helga Göring Helga Göring ... Hanna's Mother
Christine Harbort Christine Harbort ... Irene
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Flanders, a famous female author, travels 1989 after the fall of the Berlin wall into the German capital. She is deeply depressed of the events because she saw the communistic states as a very good thing that has now ended. In the joy of these days she finds no person to understand her, so she has to travel back to Munich. After meeting several people, known and unknown, it seems as if there will be no way to go. Written by Benjamin Stello

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

20 April 2000 (Germany) See more »

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Berlin, Germany See more »

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The character "Hanna Flanders" is based on the life of German author Gisela Elsner, Oskar Roehler's real life mother, who committed suicide in 1992. See more »

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A heart-sore masterpiece of Orwellian proportions; a dark quiet feast of bleak
3 August 2010 | by redsplatSee all my reviews

East Germany has come to pieces, leaving one of its artistic icons without a single landmark by which to orient herself. Her iconic wig and obsessiveness about her appearance, her isolation and loneliness amongst rejoicing, her merciless chain-smoking, her strong will set against a backdrop of self-consciousness all combine to make this an absurdist, nihilist, broken-hearted swan song for an ill-born country that was hated, but still called home. The protagonist (played by Hannelore Elsner) almost seems to represent East Germany herself, cognisant of its own obsolescence.

One of the most eloquent expressions of baleful, alienated sentimentality I've ever seen on film. Made my heart sore with its painfully intimate pathos. A tragedy for the acutely political. If you like Orwell, Camus, Sophocles or Brecht, you'll like this film.


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