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Group Portrait with a Lady (1977)

Gruppenbild mit Dame (original title)
The story follows the life of a regular German women Leni Gruyten during 1930s and 1940s. Through her interactions with friends, family and other people she knows, the regular folks' perception of the Nazi era is shown.

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Heinrich Böll (novel), Heinrich Böll (screenplay collaborator) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Romy Schneider ... Leni Gruyten
Brad Dourif ... Boris Koltowski
Michel Galabru ... Walter Pelzer
Vadim Glowna ... Erhard Schweigert
Richard Münch Richard Münch ... Hubert Gruyten
Vitus Zeplichal Vitus Zeplichal ... Heinrich Gruyten
Milena Dravic ... Schwester Klementine
Rüdiger Vogler ... Boldig
Fritz Lichtenhahn Fritz Lichtenhahn ... Dr. Scholsdorff
Rudolf Schündler ... Otto Hoyser
Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic ... Bogakov (as Bata Zivojinovic)
Gefion Helmke Gefion Helmke ... Frau Schweigert
Wolfgang Condrus Wolfgang Condrus ... Kremp
Peter Kern Peter Kern ... Werner Hoyser
Dieter Schidor Dieter Schidor ... Kurt Hoyser
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The story follows the life of a regular German women Leni Gruyten during 1930s and 1940s. Through her interactions with friends, family and other people she knows, the regular folks' perception of the Nazi era is shown.

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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Country:

France | West Germany

Language:

German | French

Release Date:

November 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Group Portrait with a Lady See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Alternate Versions

The German TV version runs only 89 minutes, the parts of 'Peter Kern' and Dieter Schidor are not included in this shortened version. See more »

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Referenced in Romy (2009) See more »

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Major European movie deserves more attention.
28 August 2004 | by MozjoukineSee all my reviews

Was 1977 all that good a year and they could afford to brush under the carpet this terrific German movie with a major star, the ever imposing Romy Schneider, from a terrific director. See Petrovic's MASTER AND MARGUERITA to make that point.

The WW2 subject provides a vivid setting complete with a pre-digital bombing raid that looks very dangerous and very convincing and very expensive, demolishing a real city block. The performances and staging are superior and what a surprise to find a gaunt Brad Dourif fitting right in - is that his voice?

Classical music, Romy at her most dignified, rich European Eastmancolor - the whole calamity. Already I'm awash with nostalgia.


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