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For the last seven minutes of the film, the last seven minutes of the 1954 World Cup final in Berne between Germany and Hungary is heard above and behind the Maria-Hermann dialogue.
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The abbreviation "LSR," seen painted on various walls throughout the film, stands for "Luftschutzraum," German for "air raid shelter".
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Inspired by "Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder" (1938/39), a play by Bertolt Brecht, and "Baby Face" (1933).
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Part of the BRD Trilogy along with Veronika Voss (1982) and Lola (1981). "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.
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Was chosen by Premiere magazine as one of the "100 Movies That Shook the World" in the October 1998 issue. The list ranked the most "daring movies ever made."
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The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list.
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This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #204.
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The baby crying in the opening sequence to the sound of the sirens and gunfire is a specific reference to Rainer Werner Fassbinder's autobiography.
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
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In the scene where the playing of the Beethoven symphony is interrupted by the Suchmeldungen (a program providing details of missing persons), announcer utters as such: 'For each of the names listed here, there is some news. 5821: Adler, first name unknown...'. The Adler, i.e., eagle, is the symbol of the German state.
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Director Cameo 

Rainer Werner Fassbinder: Peddler who sells Maria the black dress.
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