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Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss

Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss (1982)

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Originally Die Sehnsucht de Veronika Voss, this Rainer Werner Fassbinder spin on Sunset Boulevard stars Rosel Zech as film actress Veronika Voss. Once the toast of Germany, Veronika had allegedly been an intimate of Joseph Gobbels. But the Third Reich is dead...and Veronika may as well be. Playing to an increasingly diminishing fan following, Veronika turns to drugs to cushion her against the cruelties of life. Her self-destruction is accelerated by her "Doctor Feelgood" Annemaire Duringer, who

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Sep 30, 2003

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Fassbinder's visual style is the perfect match for this subject.

October 23, 2004 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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A chilly, tough, wicked satire disguised as the sort of schmaltzy, black-and-white, 1950's melodrama.

August 30, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Times
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The situation soon freezes into an inert, rather facile metaphor for America's postwar domination of the German soul.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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One of the most stylish of Fassbinder's many films.

September 18, 2006 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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This was the last film that Rainer Werner Fassbinder completed before his suicide.

September 27, 2003 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Fassbinder's work here is muddy at best. His black and white cinematography limits his typically washed-out color palette while failing to connect us emotionally with the bygone era.

March 26, 2003 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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With a black and white photography that emulates the visual style of the movies in the 1950s, this bleak story - the second of Fassbinder's BRD Trilogy - invests in a downbeat approach, icier than the other two, with an end that curiously parallels the director's own demise.
September 16, 2013
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with an icy visual style even more marvelous than 'maria braun', this thinly disguised biopic of the downfall of a famous actress of the third reich is absolutely chilling to watch. fantastic high key b&w photography renders many scenes almost completely white, with odd lighting effects and fassbinder's eccentric musical choices reflecting our heroine's descent into madness. many many references for fans of 'sunset blvd'. enjoyed very much!!
October 25, 2011
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Stella Dallas

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Chilling! Fassbinder's visual technique complements the morphine induced highs and lows experienced by the star. A harrowing satire of the fickleness of the film industry, public perception, addiction, and the parasites that prosper through exploitation.
October 15, 2010
bookmunki

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This is from the Criterion Collection, and like most films from the Criterion Collection it takes over half the movie to really get into it. I saw the The BRD Trilogy: Veronika Voss (1982) version. About a Morphine addict. Had english subtitles, Movie is in German. Its rather good.
May 15, 2008
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