The Legend of Rita
The Legend of Rita ★★ Die Stille Nach Dem Schuss; The Silence After the Shot 1999
Rita (Beglau) is part of a West German left-wing terrorist group in the 1970s. She's caught attempting to enter East Germany by Stasi officer Erwin Hull (Wuttke), who lets her go but slyly offers to come to her aid when needed. After some trouble, Rita agrees to Hull's offer to assume a new identity and live a worker's life in East Germany. Then Rita discovers that her political ideals are at odds with ordinary, everyday life and people disen chanted by socialism. But she faces a greater change when the Berlin Wall comes down and Rita's terrorist past is exposed. German with subtitles. 101m/C VHS, DVD . GE Bibiana Beglau, Martin Wuttke, Nadja Uhl, Harald Schrott, Alexander Beyer, Jenny Schily; D: Volker Schlondorff; W: Volker Schlondorff, Wolfgang Kohlhaase; C: Andreas Hofer.