Veronika Voss

  • Dir: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

  • West Germany, 1982, 104minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Rosel Zech, Hilmar Thate, Cornelia Froboess

Though Fassbinder was influenced by Douglas Sirk throughout his career, the second film of his BRD Trilogy – based on the life of actress Sybille Schmitz – is more evocative of classic film noir. In post-war Munich, a reporter becomes obsessed with Veronika Voss, a Third Reich-era starlet who is held captive by a doctor who keeps her addicted to morphine. Unlike the other aspirational post-war heroines of the BRD Trilogy, Veronika is trapped in her memories of a glamorous past, falling prey to vultures who exploit her for their own benefit.

Berlin International Film Festival: Golden Bear for Best Film

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