A Love in Germany (Eine Liebe in Deutschland) (1983) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Love in Germany (Eine Liebe in Deutschland) (1983)

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Based on a non-fiction bestseller of the same name by Rolf Hochhuth, Eine Liebe In Deutschland is about a tragic and forbidden love affair between Stanislaw, a Polish POW (Piotr Lysak) and Paulina (Hanna Schygulla) a fruit-and-vegetable vendor in a small town in Germany along the border with Switzerland. Their affair would have gone undetected except for the busybody women of the village, and when Stanislaw is picked up by a German stormtrooper (Armin Müller-Stahl) and brought in for a mock trial, he is given a chance to prove his racial purity and so perhaps escape execution. As for Paulina, she is ostracized by the villagers and imprisoned for consorting with someone who was not of the same high Aryan caste as herself. Depressing, yet politically relevant to Poland of the early 1980s, this film by acclaimed director Andrzej Wajda) is an effective and emotional statement on the nature of oppression. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast

Hanna Schygulla
as Paulina Kropp
Elisabeth Trissenaar
as Elsbeth Schnittgens
Piotr Lysak
as Stanislaw Zasada
Gérard Desarthe
as Karl Wyler
Ralf Wolter
as Schultze
Otto Sander
as The Narrator
Friedrich Georg Beckhaus
as Zinngruber the Mayor
Gert Holtenau
as Chief Physician
Dieter Kirchlechner
as Mari De Paulina
Jutta Kloppel
as Stepdaughter
Gernot Duda
as Stackmann
Ellen Esser
as Prison Guard
Erika Wackernagel
as Frau Melchior
Ilse Bahrs
as Old Schnittgens
Rainer Basedow
as Stackmann's Son
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Affirms the power of love in the face of death.

Full Review… | August 19, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

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