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Can You Trust Them?

The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum

Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum

A young woman struggles against the allegations that she’s associated with terrorists.

There will be a free Future Film Recommends post-screening discussion for 16 to 25-year-olds after the Tuesday 12 December 18:15 screening.

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West Germany 1975
Dirs Volker Schlöndorff, Margarethe von Trotta
With Angela Winkler, Mario Adorf, Dieter Laser
English subtitles
Certificate 12A

The story of a young woman vilified for an alleged association with terrorism, this Heinrich Böll adaptation offers a powerful example of an individual’s defiance as they fall victim to a culture of fear. The film is unflinching in its exploration of media accountability and collective paranoia, the menace of state manipulation ringing as true today as it did 40 years ago.

Ruby McGuigan

Part of HOME’s States of Danger and Deceit: European Political Thrillers in the 1970s.


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