Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum oder: Wie Gewalt entstehen und wohin sie führen kann (The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum) (1975)
as Katharina Blum
as Werner Toetgess
as Dr. Blorna
as Trude Blorna
as Alois Straubleder
as Ludwig Goetten
as Else Woltersheim
as Konrad Beiters
Critic Reviews for Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum oder: Wie Gewalt entstehen und wohin sie führen kann (The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum)
Roger Corman, the director, does what he can to pump some life into the plot, but it just lies there, as dormant as Katharina's honor.
Against the starkness of Katharina's timidity and innocence, the depictions of Beizmenne and Tötges veer into hyperbole, but it's this construction of a guileless woman in love that helps stoke audience outrage at her mistreatment.
still strikes directly at the crucial crossroads between capital-T "Truth" and the narratives spun by the press
Though their film doesn't explore the social impact of a populace unwilling to consider their sources, co-directors Volker Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta do explore how easily perception can be twisted under the guise of justice and popularity ...
Audience Reviews for Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum oder: Wie Gewalt entstehen und wohin sie führen kann (The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum)
A taut thriller that is just as relevant today as when it was produced, more than thirty five years ago. A young woman spends a night with a suspected terrorist and becomes the object of a police investigation and an intense slur campaign waged by a smarmy, unscrupulous news hound and his photographer. The very beautiful Angela Winkler plays the title character and exudes a very convincing aura of naivete and bewilderment during the interrogations. We are never sure just how much she really knows, or whether she is, as she maintains, an innocent caught up in the intrigue of others. But the thrust of the movie is the way that she is portrayed in the media of the day. One could not watch without recognizing how difficult it is to recover ones good name when all of your dirty laundry (and some that was made up out of whole cloth) has been aired. Just ask Casey Anthony. The ending, while shocking, seems almost justifiable given the events as they unfolded. Jurgen Prochnow plays the terrorist, Ludwig, quietly and darkly menacing. Mario Adorf plays the lead investigator who seems a little too cozy with the reporter, played by Dieter Laser.
Brilliant! Who could have foreseen how relevant reactionary right-wing conservativism and a terrorizing media would be to contemporary American politics?
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