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Yesterday Girl

  • Drama
  • 1966
  • Alexander Kluge
  • 92 mins
  • X

Summary

The film tells the story of Anita G., a young East German migrant to West Germany and her struggle to adjust to her new life.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Thirty-four-year-old Alexander Kluge was already a lawyer before he made his first feature, which is based on the case of a woman he encountered during his work. Called Anita G (played superbly by Alexandra Kluge, the director's sister), she is an anarchic East German woman who escapes to West Germany only to find herself at odds with a different but equally conservative society. Kluge, obviously influenced by the French New Wave, gives the film the feeling of a case history by using documentary-style interviews. The movie came as a breath of fresh air to the moribund German film industry, though this freshness has staled a little over the years.

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Credits

Cast

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Anita GAlexandra Kluge
PichotaGünther Mack
Frau PichotaEva-Maria Meineke
JudgeHans Korte
Parole board officerEdith Kuntze-Pellogio
Young manPeter Staimmer

Crew

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DirectorAlexander Kluge

Details

Languages
German
Formats
Black and white
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