• Dir: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

  • West Germany, 1981, 115minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Barbara Sukowa, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Mario Adorf

The final film of Fassbinder’s BRD Trilogy is a loose reworking of Josef von Sternberg’s The Blue Angel (1930). In the town of Coburg, the implicit agreement among the city’s elites over reconstruction is threatened with the arrival of von Bohm, a straight arrow and the town’s new building commissioner. However, von Bohm finds himself falling head over heels for Lola, who works at the local brothel by night unbeknownst to him. Filmed in vivid colours, this breezy satire may be the closest that Fassbinder ever got to a romantic comedy.

German Film Awards: Best Film, Best Actor and Best Actress


In-theatre Screening


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