The Legend of Paul and Paula
The Legend of Paul and Paula ★★ Die Legende von Paul und Paula 1973
East German censors tried to ban Carow's film, which focuses on personal freedoms, but it proved to be so popular with audiences that the ban never worked. Paula (Domrose) is a free-spirited unmarried salesclerk with two children while Paul (Glatzeder) is a conservative bureaucrat in a loveless marriage. They met by accident and fall in love while Paula tries to liberate Paul from his dull existence. But Paul finds it difficult to let go—until tragedy beset them. German with subtitles. 106m/C VHS, DVD . GE Angelica Domrose, Winifried Glatzeder; D: Heiner Carow; W: Heiner Carow, Ulrich Plenzdorf; C: Jurgen Brauer; M: Peter Gotthardt.