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The Legends of Rita

  • 2000
  • Volker Schlöndorff
  • 103 mins
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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Bibiana Beglau and Nadja Uhl shared the best actress prize at Berlin for their work in this film, which marks Volker Schlöndorff's return to the period that saw him in the vanguard of New German Cinema. Co-scripted by former DEFA stalwart Wolfgang Kohlhaase, this memoir of life in the old East Germany eschews prejudiced western notions of repression and shortages. Yet it's undoubtedly the banality of her existence with Stasi officer Martin Wuttke that helps drive Beglau's one-time terrorist into the arms of the hard-drinking Uhl.

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Credits

Cast

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Rita VogtBibiana Beglau
Erwin HullMartin Wuttke
TatjanaNadja Uhl
AndiHarald Schrott
JochenAlexander Beyer
KlatteMario Irrek

Crew

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DirectorVolker Schlöndorff

Details

Languages
German
Formats
Colour
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