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Lotte in Weimar (1975)

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) was the author of Werther, the romantic novel that was transformed into a play during Goethe's lifetime and which initiated the whole German romantic movement. The book's story tells of young love and suicide. In this East German film, based on a book by Thomas Mann, Lotte (Lilli Palmer) was the woman who served as the model for the heroine in the novel Werther. She comes to Goethe's hometown for a visit, and her experiences there eerily re-create episodes from the book. Goethe comes across as a pompous old bore, and his friends as pandering sycophants, in this very proper communist party-sponsored, anti-heroic movie.

Cast

Jutta Hoffmann
as Adele Schopenhauer
Katharina Thalbach
as Ottilie von Pogwisch
Monika Lennartz
as Charlotte, Lotte's daughter
Rolf Ludwig
as Mager, the waiter
Dieter Mann
as Karl, the butler
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