Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum oder: Wie Gewalt entstehen und wohin sie führen kann (The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum) (1975)

Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum oder: Wie Gewalt entstehen und wohin sie führen kann (The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum)

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Adaptation of the Heinrich Boll novel about a woman who's suspected of aiding terrorists, and finds her personal life destroyed by the intrusions of the media and the criminal-justice system.

Rating: PG
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Volker Schlöndorff, Margarethe von Trotta
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On DVD: Feb 25, 2003
Runtime:
Criterion Collection

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Cast


as Katharina Blum

as Beizmenne

as Werner Toetgess

as Dr. Blorna

as Trude Blorna

as Alois Straubleder

as Ludwig Goetten

as Else Woltersheim

as Konrad Beiters
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Critic Reviews for Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum oder: Wie Gewalt entstehen und wohin sie führen kann (The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum)

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | April 3, 2003
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The film's final reel is the only vital weakness in an otherwise nasty but effective exposé on the abuses by those in and with power on those without.

Full Review… | March 2, 2004
Apollo Guide

Makes a very strong case against yellow journalism

Full Review… | January 18, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Katharina Blum is a fictional case within a lens of subjectivity that affords a clear contemporary resonance.

Full Review… | March 18, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum oder: Wie Gewalt entstehen und wohin sie führen kann (The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum)

½

Brilliant! Who could have foreseen how relevant reactionary right-wing conservativism and a terrorizing media would be to contemporary American politics?

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Stefanie C

Super Reviewer

A taut thriller that is just as relevant today as when it was produced, more than thirty five years ago. A young woman spends a night with a suspected terrorist and becomes the object of a police investigation and an intense slur campaign waged by a smarmy, unscrupulous news hound and his photographer. The very beautiful Angela Winkler plays the title character and exudes a very convincing aura of naivete and bewilderment during the interrogations. We are never sure just how much she really knows, or whether she is, as she maintains, an innocent caught up in the intrigue of others. But the thrust of the movie is the way that she is portrayed in the media of the day. One could not watch without recognizing how difficult it is to recover ones good name when all of your dirty laundry (and some that was made up out of whole cloth) has been aired. Just ask Casey Anthony. The ending, while shocking, seems almost justifiable given the events as they unfolded. Jurgen Prochnow plays the terrorist, Ludwig, quietly and darkly menacing. Mario Adorf plays the lead investigator who seems a little too cozy with the reporter, played by Dieter Laser.

Mark Abell
Mark Abell

Super Reviewer

There are very few German movies I like. This is no exception. The only thing worthwhile is the justifiably negative portrayal of government/law enforcement/media.

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Jeff B

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