Title: Veronika Voss AKA: The Longing of Veronika Voss AKA: Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss Year: 1982 Directed: Rainer Werner Fassbinder Genre: Drama Runtime: 1h 44m Country: Germany Language: German English Commentary Tony Rayns: Audio Stream 2 Subtitles: English (.srt)
Cast: Rosel Zech: Veronika Voss Hilmar Thate: Robert Krohn Cornelia Froboess: Henriette Annemarie Düringer: Dr. Marianne Katz Doris Schade: Josefa Erik Schumann: Dr. Edel Peter Berling: Filmproduzent / Dicker Mann Günther Kaufmann: G.I. / Dealer Sonja Neudorfer: Verkäuferin
Once-beloved Third Reich-era starlet Veronika Voss (Rosel Zech) lives in obscurity in postwar Munich. Struggling for survival and haunted by past glories, the forgotten star encounters sportswriter Robert Krohn in a rain-swept park and intrigues him with her mysterious beauty. As their unlikely relationship develops, Krohn comes to discover the dark secrets behind the faded actresses' demise. Based on the true story of a World War II UFA star, Veronika Voss is wicked satire disguised as 1950s melodrama.
All Movie Guide:
Originally Die Sehnsucht de Veronika Voss, this Rainer Werner Fassbinder spin on Sunset Boulevard stars Rosel Zech as film actress Veronika Voss. Once the toast of Germany, Veronika had allegedly been an intimate of Joseph Gobbels. But the Third Reich is dead...and Veronika may as well be. Playing to an increasingly diminishing fan following, Veronika turns to drugs to cushion her against the cruelties of life. Her self-destruction is accelerated by her Doctor Feelgood Annemaire Duringer, who plys Veronika with morphine in order to gain control of the actress's money and property. Well-meaning sportswriter Hilmar Thate tries to save Veronika from herself, sacrificing his own personal happiness --
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