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Veronika Voss

Germany, 1982, 104mins, Cert.12

Film description

Juliane Lorenz began working with Rainer Werner Fassbinder during the highly productive last stage of his career, working on ten films and one television series in just a six year period. Their partnership was a close one, with Fassbinder saying to Lorenz ‘you are a second director’. In Veronika Voss, Rosel Zech gives a sublime performance as an aging film star, struggling to adjust to post-war life and haunted by memories of past grandeur. With shades of Sunset Boulevard, Fassbinder’s penultimate film blends 1950s melodrama with dark satire. Lorenz’s editing work is integral to the mood and rhythm of this stylish monochrome masterwork.

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