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RW Fassbinder

Veronika Voss

Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss

A young sports journalist meets an ageing movie star in this eerie vision of 1950s Germany.

Image from Veronika Voss

W Germany 1982
Dir Rainer Werner Fassbinder
With Rosel Zech, Hilmar Thate, Cornelia Froboess
English subtitles
Certificate 12A

Set in the 1950s, Fassbinder’s late, great masterpiece centres on the relationship between a young sports journalist and an ageing movie star, once a favourite of Goebbels, who cannot accept that her career is now over. Shot in gleaming black and white, this is an eerie vision of post-war Germany, a haunted world of shadows, secrets and suppressed memories.


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