The Legend of Paul and Paula (1998)

The Legend of Paul and Paula (1998)





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A sentimental favorite of East German cinema, The Legend of Paul and Paula is a moving and realistic portrait of a couple's struggle to find satisfaction and love in their everyday lives. Paula, a single mother, works long hours at a supermarket and is generally dissatisfied with her life. Approached by an older tire salesman, Herr Saft, she gravitates toward him but their relationship lacks the overriding passion she desires. Paula drifts into a bar one night and meets a most unlikely match, Paul, a respectable but slightly dull, married man. After they fall in love to a wonderful soundtrack of '70s German pop music, Paul must choose between his terminally annoying wife and Paula. Unable to break with his past, Paul wavers and Paula withdraws, seriously hurt. The ending is a classic example of "You don't know what you have until it's gone."
Art House & International , Drama
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Deutsche Film (DEFA)


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If you're an avid enthusiast of love stories gone wrong, this romantic sleeper/in your face tale of coupling off will reluctantly....get you off. Paul and Paula, as a place of hysteria. Just when you think you've had it with these two, lay your schadenfreude out to dry and get prepared for Paul and Paula's absurd journey -which includes the best ever PG-13 psilocybin infested sex scene. The ending will leave you not in tears, but stubbornly reflecting on that certain synchronicity in life which we either pay too much attention to, or ignore completely. Love. And through that great bright light you see when you rub your eyes, the pure tragedy of your own self pity will arise amidst the cheesed out but oh so lovely one hit wonder'd German Pop songs of the 60's.

Mala Gina
Mala Gina

The translation was really bad, nonexistent at many times, so it's hard to give this movie a fair rating.

Jeff B
Jeff B

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