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Mario Adorf ...
Matthias Fuchs ...
Esslin
Helga Feddersen ...
Karin Baal ...
Lola's Mother
Ivan Desny ...
Wittich
Elisabeth Volkmann ...
Gigi
Hark Bohm ...
Volker
Karl-Heinz von Hassel ...
Timmerding (as Karl Heinz von Hassel)
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Frau Schuckert
Sonja Neudorfer ...
Frau Fink
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Susi
Y Sa Lo ...
Rosa
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Ten years after the war, West Germany's market economy is booming. Into an unnamed city that's rife with corruption comes a new building commissioner, Herr von Bohm, committed to progress but also upright. He's smitten by Marie-Louise, a single mother who's his landlady's daughter. Von Bohm does not realize she is also Lola, a singer at a bordello and the mistress of Schuckert, a local builder whose profits depend on von Bohm's projects. When von Bohm discovers Marie-Louise's real vocation and looks closely at Schuckert's work, will this social satire play out as a remake of "Blue Angel," a visit of Chekhov to West Germany, or an update of Jean Renoir's "Rules of the Game"? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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4 August 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lola, une femme allemande  »

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DEM 3,500,000 (estimated)
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Part of the BRD Trilogy along with The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979) and Veronika Voss (1982). "BRD" stands for Bundesrepublik Deutschland, the official name of West Germany and of the united contemporary Germany, period in which those three stories takes place. See more »

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The photograph above the mayor's desk shows downtown Houston, Texas as it looked in the 1960s. The film is set in the late 1950s. See more »

Quotes

Schukert: Take her. Undress her. Throw her on the bed. Do whatever you want to her. She's a whore.
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References Lost Horizon (1937) See more »

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Unter fremden Sternen
Performed by Freddy Quinn
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Why She Walk Like a Woman and Talk Like a Man
28 October 2014 | by (.) – See all my reviews

Sardonically cynical tale of an upright bureaucrat, Von Bohm, who unwittingly falls in love with Lola, a high class prostitute, while all around him the city's distinguished gentlemen are scheming around a profitable real estate project.

Cinematographer Xaver Schwarzenberger films in garish pinks, yellows and greens, infusing the entire movie with an air of decay and corruption which even permeates the church where Von Bohm and Lola have their quiet moments.

In the end no-one is saved, everyone succumbs to greed or lust and the German Economic Miracle marches forward unrelentingly.


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