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Lotte in Weimar (1975)

Lotte in Weimar

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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. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International
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Written By: Egon GŁnther, Thomas Mann
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Cast

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