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Veronika Voss

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder Run Time: 105 min. Format: 35mm Release Year: 1982 Language: German

Starring: Annemarie Düringer, Cornelia Froboess, Doris Schade, Hilmar Thate, Rosel Zech

The bitter melodrama and cruel passions of the classic Fassbinder style. An aging movie star, a series of dashed hopes, love affairs/despairs and unyielding corruption + a sprinkling of morphine. Bratwurst SUNSET BOULEVARD, yeah? How come Lynch and Hitchcock get the -ian suffix, but we’re yet to go full Fassbinderian?
In Munich 1955, German film star Veronika Voss becomes a drug addict at the mercy of corrupt Dr. Marianne Katz, who keeps her supplied with morphine. After meeting sports writer Robert Krohn, Veronika begins to dream of a return to stardom. As the couple’s relationship escalates in intensity, Veronika begins seriously planning her return to the screen — only to realize how debilitated she has become through her drug habit.


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