In post-war West Germany, the charming Von Bohm is appointed a city's new Building Commissioner. His morality is tested when he unknowingly falls in love with a brothel worker, Lola, the paid mistress of a corrupt property developer.
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Esslin
Helga Feddersen ...
Karin Baal ...
Lola's Mother
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Wittich
Elisabeth Volkmann ...
Gigi
Hark Bohm ...
Völker
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)  »

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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 »

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Schukert: I make a contribution here. I give something there. A man of free enterprise should have fingers in many pies.
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Edited into Großes Herz und große Klappe - Helga Feddersen (2001) See more »

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Performed by Rudi Schuricke
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All about Lola
22 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

Saw this at the Berlin International Film Festival in their Retrospective selection. Armin Mueller-Stahl is always a joy to watch. Even in movies I don't enjoy that much. In this case, the movie felt right too. You might see quite a few things coming (I wouldn't really say it feels that original now, can't say how it felt back then), but it still makes up for good entertainment.

And while I don't usually associate Fassbenders name with entertainment in the strict sense, I think you can do it here. The actors are all really good and enjoy the drama as well as the comedy that is involved in the whole movie.


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