Das Schreckliche Mädchen (The Nasty Girl) (1990)




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Lena Stolze stars as Sonja, a young Bavarian woman whose submission to an essay contest explores her hometown's affiliation with the Third Reich; as she learns more and more of the truth, she is increasingly victimized by her fellow townspeople, who do not want the scars from their past ripped open anew.
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Lena Stolze
as Sonja
Michael Gahr
as Father
Elisabeth Bertram
as Grandmother
Hans-Reinhard Müller
as Dr. Juckenack
Barbara Gallauner
as Miss Juckenack
Willi Schultes
as Father Brummel
Richard Susmeier
as Burgomaster
Ludwig Wuhr
as Mergenthaler
Herbert Lehnert
as Dr. Fasching
Ossi Eckmüller
as Retired Man
Thmer Udo
as Schulz
Joachim Bernhard
as Charly Zumtobel
Gerlinda Eger
as Wife of diocese council member
Ottfried Fischer
as The Priest
Rudolf Schündler
as The archivist
Michael Seyfried
as Eberhard Roeder
Elisabeth Welz
as English teacher
Hans Stadtmueller
as Dr. Kogler
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Critic Reviews for Das Schreckliche Mädchen (The Nasty Girl)

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Germany's Oscar nominated film is an intriguing but flawed tale of a Bavarian girl who digs into the past and reveals undesirable facts about her town's "respectale" citizens during the Nazi era.

Full Review… | February 19, 2011

Tells the true story of a Bavarian girl's quest to find out the truth about her small village's history during World War II

Full Review… | July 20, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Das Schreckliche Mädchen (The Nasty Girl)


Not particularly a valuable addition to the film canon about the Nazi period.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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This film is somewhat about losing one's idealism and trust, but also done in a black humor sort of way, so it won't hurt so much to watch it. I guess it is also making the point that sometimes the truth hurts.

Sheryl Zettner
Sheryl Zettner

I have finally seen this film after a decade of meaning to. Based on a true story, it tells of a young Bavarian woman determined to find out the truth about her town's activities during the Third Reich. It's told in a snappy, quirky style that sometimes belies the seriousness of the subject matter. It's intriguing and entertaining, but like many German films, it ends before the ending, if you follow. So off I go to find out what happened to the real woman in the end.

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