Veronika Voss

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Veronika Voss ★★★ Die Sehns Ucht Der Veronika Voss 1982 (R)

Highlights the real life of fallen film star Sybille Schmitz who finally took her own life out of despair. Played by Zech, Voss is exploited by her physician to turn over all of her personal belongings for morphine. A lover discovers the corruption and reveals it to the authorities. This causes great upheaval resulting in Voss' suicide. Highly metaphoric and experimental in its treatment of its subject. In German with English subtitles. 105m/C VHS, DVD . GE Rosel Zech, Hilmar Thate, Conny Froboess, Anna Marie Duringer, Volker Spengler; D: Rainer Werner Fassbinder; W: Pea Frolich, Peter Marthesheimer; C: Xaver Schwarzenberger; M: Peer Raben.