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Munich, 1955. Robert Krohn, a sports reporter, meets former UFA film star Veronika Voss, still an exciting and attractive woman. Robert is fascinated and confused by her individuality and charm and wants to see her again. Finding out her address, he makes an unusual discovery: Veronika Voss lives at her doctor's. Dr. Katz, an amiable woman, confirms the fact that Veronika Voss has a room there. As a patient. Robert tries to unravel the mystery surrounding Veronika's life. He meets her again in a film studio. She is incapable of shooting a small scene and collapses with a nervous breakdown. From her ex-husband, Robert learns about Veronika's life: the end of her glamorous career at the UFA studios, the disinte- gration of her marriage, her beginning to drink, no more film offers. Veronika has become addicted to morphine. Robert is not capable of controlling his confused emotions. Slowly, he begins to suspect what is going on behind the façade of Dr. Katz' medical practice ...
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1982
Director Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Screenplay Pea Froehlich, Peter Maerthesheimer
Cinematography Xaver Schwarzenberger
Juliane Lorenz
Peer Raben
Cast Rudolf Platte, Eric Schumann, Cornelia Froboess, Doris Schade, Annemarie Dueringer, Rosel Zech, Hilmar Thate, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Johanna Hofer
Producer Thomas Schuely
Production Companies Laura Film/Gruenwald, Tango Film/Munich, in co-production with Maran Film/Baden-Baden, Trio Film, Rialto Film/Berlin
Runtime 105 min
Format 35 mm, b&w
Dubbed Versions Italian, Spanish
Intertitled Versions English, French
Sound Technology Mono
Festivals Berlin 1982 (In Competition), Premiers Plan Angers 2015, Shanghai 2017
Awards Golden Bear Berlin 1982
German Distributor STUDIOCANAL/Berlin

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