Practice of Love (1984)





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Part thriller and part experimental fantasy, this first feature-length film by director Waltraud Hollinger (aka Valie Export) concerns Judith (Adelheid Arndt), a journalist who becomes embroiled in a murder case through one of her two current lovers. When Judith is sent to investigate the peep-show business in Hamburg, she runs into the psychiatrist Dr. Alphons Schlogel (Rudiger Vogler), a former boyfriend who is now a part of a lucrative but illicit gun-running operation. Even though she is already involved with another married psychiatrist, Judith renews her relationship with Alphons. There may be a reason for these two psychiatrists in her life -- Judith has a tendency to garble fantasy and reality together, a trait that could leave the audience slightly confused as well. When Alphons' partner is murdered, Judith is drawn into the case and may be facing more than she can handle. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi
Art House & International , Drama , Special Interest
Directed By:


Rüdiger Vogler
as Dr. Alphons Schlögel
Peter Paul Muller
as French merchant

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This was a bizarre movie experience. I can't say I really enjoyed the film, but I ranked it higher because of the innovative camerawork and color usage. I have now been to Valie Export.

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