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Veronika Voss (1982)

Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss (original title)
Partially based upon the life of Sybille Schmitz, WI found fame under the Nazi regime, but woods career was destroyed afterwards, Veronika Voss is a once prominent UFA actress, kept by her doctor, raises suspicion in a sports journalist.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosel Zech ... Veronika Voss
Hilmar Thate ... Robert Krohn
Cornelia Froboess ... Henriette
Annemarie Düringer ... Dr. Marianne Katz
Doris Schade Doris Schade ... Josefa
Erik Schumann ... Dr. Edel
Peter Berling ... Filmproduzent / Dicker Mann
Günther Kaufmann ... G.I. / Dealer (as Günter Kaufmann)
Sonja Neudorfer Sonja Neudorfer ... Verkäuferin
Lilo Pempeit Lilo Pempeit ... Chehm
Volker Spengler ... 1. Regisseur
Herbert Steinmetz Herbert Steinmetz ... Gärtner
Elisabeth Volkmann ... Grete
Hans Wyprächtiger Hans Wyprächtiger ... Chefredakteur
Peter Zadek Peter Zadek ... 2. Regisseur
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Storyline

Munich, 1955: A sports journalist meets Veronika Voss, an UFA actress who supposedly had an affair with Goebbels. Now declining, Voss is kept by her "kind" doctor, Dr. Katz, supplying her house, food, clean clothes and her favourite: morphine. Voss, trying to come back towards the cinema, cannot perform an absurdly simple scene, but it attracts the attention of the journalist, who suspects that something's very wrong regarding her doctor. Written by Sdicht <sdicht@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

West Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

13 May 1982 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Veronika Voss See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

DEM2,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,623, 16 February 2003

Gross USA:

$8,144

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,144
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #205. See more »

Goofs

The film is set in 1955 but the song "The Battle of New Orleans" by Johnny Horton, released in 1959, is heard on the radio a number of times. See more »

Quotes

Filmproduzent: I wanted you for the part, but the director - You know how directors are today. They do what they like with you. He insisted on his floozy.
Veronika Voss: [sees a young girl dressing in the Filmproduzent's office] Is that her?
Filmproduzent: [races to close his office door] Yes.
Veronika Voss: Very attractive. And much younger than me.
Filmproduzent: Less talented, too. If it were up to me...
Veronika Voss: Does she have a mother? In the movie, I mean.
Filmproduzent: A mother? Yes. why?
Veronika Voss: Let me play her mother. The mother of the flossy. Please. Let me.
Filmproduzent: It's a tiny role, Veronika. Two ...
[...]
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Connections

Spoofed in Grindhouse (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Run, boy run
Written by Lee Hazlewood
Performed by Sanford Clark
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My brief review of the film
26 June 2005 | by sol-See all my reviews

Beautifully photographed in simple black and white, with some lovely gliding shots and some interesting camera angles and framing, the film is an amazement on a visual scope, even if the screenplay and acting are nothing special. Fassbinder's choice of lighting is excellent, giving true stark contrast between areas of black and areas of white in certain scenes. Sound is a significant aspect too, with soft radio recording heard in the background of just about every scene. The meaning behind such an audio style is not clear, but still it provides an interesting feel if not much else. As already alluded to however, the technical aspects outweigh the rest of the film. It is a rather cold tale with awkward characters, which are hard to sympathise with. Towards the end it also goes off on a bit of a tangent, from being a drama to a thriller. The film definitely seems more dedicated to its style than its substance, but that only makes is a certainly degree less fascinating to watch. The style quite literally sparkles and the film applies a few interesting editing tricks to change from scene to scene. If not involving as a tale, it is nevertheless great "eye candy".


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