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Veronika Voss

Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss

West Germany, 1982
Drama, History


Munich, 1955. Film star Veronika Voss becomes a drug addict at the mercy of corrupt Dr. Marianne Katz. After meeting writer Robert Krohn, the woman begins to dream of a return to stardom. As the couple’s relationship escalates, Veronika realizes how debilitated she has become through her drug habit.

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Veronika Voss Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Critics reviews

The film works brilliantly as melodrama. Fassbinder had tremendous sympathy for victims of emotional abuse and those cast out by society at large, and Veronika is both. Her disintegration is tragic to behold, though Fassbinder’s incisive style finds the bitterness and dark humor in her story as well.
March 31, 2017
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