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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

Credited cast:
Carla Juri ... Paula Modersohn-Becker
Albrecht Schuch ... Otto Modersohn
Roxane Duran ... Clara Westhoff
Joel Basman ... Rainer Maria Rilke
Stanley Weber ... Georges
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Abendroth Michael Abendroth ... Carl Woldemar Becker
Bella Bading Bella Bading ... Elsbeth Modersohn - 8 Jahre alt
Laura Bartels Laura Bartels ... Malschülerin
Guido Beilmann Guido Beilmann ... Edler Herr
Vera Lara Beilmann Vera Lara Beilmann ... Pariser Dame
Peter Brachschoss Peter Brachschoss ... Pfarrer Brüntjes
Klara Deutschmann Klara Deutschmann ... Martha Vogeler
Enrico Di Giovanni Enrico Di Giovanni ... Direktor Colarossi
Gereon Ewen Gereon Ewen ... Musiker- Geige
Nathalie Lucia Hahnen Nathalie Lucia Hahnen ... Elevin
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Storyline

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:

France | Germany

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

French visa # 143.755. 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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Soundtracks

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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