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The life and career of the breakthrough German painter, Paula Modersohn-Becker.

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Stefan Kolditz (screenplay), Stephan Suschke (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carla Juri ... Paula Modersohn-Becker
Albrecht Schuch ... Otto Modersohn (as Albrecht Abraham Schuch)
Roxane Duran ... Clara Rilke-Westhoff
Joel Basman ... Rainer Maria Rilke
Stanley Weber ... Georges
Nicki von Tempelhoff Nicki von Tempelhoff ... Fritz Mackensen
Jonas Leonhardi Jonas Leonhardi ... Heinrich Vogeler (as Jonas Friedrich Leonhardi)
Dominik Weber Dominik Weber ... Fritz Overbeck
Marco Massafra Marco Massafra ... Hans am Ende
Bella Bading Bella Bading ... Elsbeth 8J
Michael Abendroth Michael Abendroth ... Carl Woldemar Becker
Pia Luise Händler Pia Luise Händler ... Hebamme (as Pia Händler)
Michael Witte Michael Witte ... Arzt (Dr. Wulff)
Manni Laudenbach Manni Laudenbach ... Bredow
Nadja Zwanziger ... Schwangere Hilke
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This movie, set in the 19th and 20th Century, follows the life of the german artist Paula Modersohn-Becker. It especially focuses on her most productive years in Worpswede (Germany) and Paris (France). One central topic is the discrimination of women in the world of art, while the story also follows Moderson-Beckers relationships with other artists and poets of her time, friends and family.

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

Germany | France

Language:

German | French

Release Date:

15 December 2016 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Paula - Mein Leben soll ein Fest sein See more »

Filming Locations:

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

German visa # 163554 delivered on 14-11-2016. See more »

Quotes

Carl Woldemar Becker: Paula, I don't believe you'll be a top-etch painter. You have a nice little talent for drawing, but women can't become painters.
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La Marseillaise
Words and music by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
(1792)
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Intense, touching
17 April 2018 | by juliazeidlerSee all my reviews

The movie "Paula" succesfully portraits the life of german artist Paula Modersohn Becker. At the same time it gives you an idea of how female artists were mistreated and mocked in the very beginning of 1900. The movie keeps up close to the reality of the artists life and can be used as a documentary.

The personality of the artist couldn't be performed better. Carla Juri perfectly plays both Paulas playful character and her headstrong side.

The movie creates a mood, which catches the viewer. It includes some very intense scenes and won't leave you untouched.


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