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Lída Baarová (2016)

A biographical film about the black-and-white era Czech actress Lída Baarová and her doomed love affair with one of the Third Reich's most powerful men: the Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels.

Director:

Filip Renc

Writer:

Ivan Hubac (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tatiana Pauhofová ... Lída Baarová
Karl Markovics ... Joseph Goebbels
Gedeon Burkhard ... Gustav Fröhlich
Simona Stasová ... Mrs. Babková - Lída's mother
Martin Huba ... Mr. Babka - Lída's father
Pavel Kríz ... Adolf Hitler
Zdenka Procházková ... Lída Baarová (80 years old)
Anna Fialová ... Zorka - Lída's younger sister
Lenka Vlasáková ... Magda Goebbels - wife of Reichminister of Propaganda
Jirí Mádl ... Hans Fischer - 2nd AD in UFA Babelsberg film studio
Karel Dobrý ... Gerhard Lamprecht - film director
David Novotný ... Ernst Hugo Correll - UFA producer
Jan Révai ... Diether von Wedel - Goebbels' adjutant
Hana Vagnerová ... Journalist
Alois Svehlík ... Prof. MUDr. Josef Pelnár - Mr. Babka's doctor
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Storyline

One of the greatest untold love stories of the 20th century, this is the story of Lída Baarová, a beautiful Czech actress, who conquered Germany's silver screen as well as the heart of one of the Third Reich's most powerful men: the Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels. How could Hitler's chief ideologist fall in love with a non-Aryan Slavonic beauty whose race had been designated as inferior by the Führer in "Mein Kampf" and whose country was soon to be occupied by the Nazis? How could one of Europe's most glamorous actresses reject offers of stardom from Hollywood in preference to a dangerous romance with the Nazi monster with a deformed leg? Written by CzechFilmCenter

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She turned down Hollywood to become Goebbels' lover


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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Barbara Nedeljakova was considered for the part of Lída Baarová, eventually played by Tatiana Pauhofová. See more »

Goofs

As the MGM executive is waiting in vain for Lida, the airplane that he is standing by has "USAF" markings on its right wing. As this is set in pre-World War II, the markings should have been "US Army" as the USAF didn't come into being until 1947. On the same airplane, however, are "British Airways" markings over the passenger door. Odd combination. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lída Baarová (80 years old): I have loved a criminal. But that's not a crime.
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Connections

References Metropolis (1927) See more »

Soundtracks

Kdyz tancí dábel s andelem
Music by Ondrej Soukup, lyrics by Gabriela Osvaldová
Performed by Lucie Bílá
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badder than bad
28 May 2017 | by bevonolaSee all my reviews

this was so bad I couldn't stop watching it. A total waste of great costuming and scenery. As once was said of Kate Hepburn, the leading lady's talent ran the gamut from a to b.The burning fireplace sex scene had me laughing out loud. There was absolutely no chemistry between anyone in this mess, and the cartoon Nazis were about as scary as kittens.


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Language:

Czech | German | English

Release Date:

21 January 2016 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Lída Baarová See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CZK80,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,480,082
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 96kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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