Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss (1982)
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as Veronika Voss
as Robert Krohn
as Dr. Katz
as Dr. Edel
as Max Rehbein
as Herr Treibel
as Frau Treibel
as Doctor at asylum
as Film Director
as Police Superintenden...
as G.I. Dealer
as Head Editor
as Fat Film Producer
as Mrs. Treibel
as Saleswoman's Boss
as Mr. Treibel
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Critic Reviews for Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss
Far from apprehending this effect as a felicitous esthetic touch, one simply gets the creeps from it. Veronika Voss is no doubt a peculiarly authentic last testament and premonition of oblivion, but there is no comfort or gratification in it.
A chilly, tough, wicked satire disguised as the sort of schmaltzy, black-and-white, 1950's melodrama.
The situation soon freezes into an inert, rather facile metaphor for America's postwar domination of the German soul.
Audience Reviews for Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss
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.
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!!
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.
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