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LOST HONOR OF KATHARINA BLUM, THE (VERLORENE EHRE DER KATHARINA BLUM, DIE)

LOST HONOR OF KATHARINA BLUM, THE

Katharina Blum - young, attractive, bright, sensitive - falls in love at a carnival party with a young radical lawbreaker on the run from the police. Her brief association with a hunted man brings her under police surveillance and makes her the cruelly exploited subject of cheap newspaper sensationalism. Paraded across the front pages of a big-city daily newspaper, portrayed as a whore, an atheist, a Communist sympathizer, she becomes the target of anonymous phone calls and letters, sexual advances and threats. Out of an anger so remorseless and a violation of integrity so profound that it overcomes even her will to survive, she shoots the ovending journalist.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1975
Directors Volker Schlöndorff, Margarethe von Trotta
Screenplay Margarethe von Trotta, Volker Schlöndorff
Cinematography Jost Vacano
Peter Przygodda
Hans Werner Henze
Cast Heinz Bennent, Angela Winkler, Mario Adorf, Dieter Laser
Producers Willi Benninger, Eberhard Junkersdorf
Production Company Bioskop Film/Munich, in co-production with WDR, Paramount-Orion Pictures/Munich
Runtime 106 min
Format 35 mm, color
Dubbed Versions Italian
Language
 German
Subtitled Versions English, Spanish
Sound Technology Dolby A
Festivals San Sebastian 2002, Locarno 2004, Muestra de Cine Europeo Ciudad de Segovia 2014, Zlín 2015, La Rochelle 2017, Leeds 2017
With backing from German Federal Film Board
German Distributors UIP United International Pictures/Frankfurt, STUDIOCANAL/Berlin

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