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      The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

      R Released Oct 10, 1975 1h 44m Drama List
      83% Tomatometer 18 Reviews 84% Audience Score 500+ Ratings After a chance encounter with a wanted man, a woman is harassed by the police and press until she takes violent action. Read More Read Less Watch on Max Stream Now

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      Walter Goodman New York Times 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. Jan 9, 2018 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times An intelligent, if finally unconvincing film. Rated: 2.5/4 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) The result is a passionate pamphleteering film, that lamentably is about limited interest and location. [Full review in Spanish] Aug 15, 2023 Full Review Phoebe Chen The Nation 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. Dec 12, 2020 Full Review James Kendrick Q Network Film Desk still strikes directly at the crucial crossroads between capital-T "Truth" and the narratives spun by the press Rated: 3/4 Sep 13, 2020 Full Review Douglas Davidson Elements of Madness 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 ... Rated: 4/5 Sep 5, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      dave s Katharina (Angela Winkler) lives a quiet life, referred to as ‘the nun' by her friends. The morning after an uncharacteristic one-night stand, she is apprehended by the police and interrogated regarding the whereabouts of her visitor from the night before, a known terrorist and anarchist. Volker Schlondorff, never known for subtlety when handling his themes, uses The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, an adaptation of Heinrich Boll's novel, to attack the abuse of power by West Germany's police and the media. While the final scenes prior to the epilogue diminish its message, it remains a stark and effectively executed diatribe against the dangers of unbridled power. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member As co-directed by Volker Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta, and adapted from a novel by the prominent Christian progressive Heinrich Böll, 1975's The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum) is an unsettling, under-the-skin kind of work. Undeniably topical in its conception and execution, it's quite curious as to how and why the film has aged most effectively. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review s r A German film that calls into question the power of the press to slander. It was well made. Saw it on TCM. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review scott s A film about a woman who is berated by the press and the police for inadvertently harboring a terrorist is powerful and thought provoking. Underneath the surface you can see parallels between her experiences and the modern experiences in a post-9/11 world, and a feminist message of how women are treated when they do not play by men's rules. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member 7.1/10, my review: http://wp.me/p1eXom-2yK Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesting film focused on the abuses of the press. While this is the primary idea of the film there are several aspects to the story that are equaling compelling. This film is dated and requires a basic understanding of terrorism in the 1970's, it is also vitally connected to the 21st Century. Angela Winkler gives an impressively nuanced performance. Her character feels real. There is no hint of mannerism or scenery-chewing which I suspect many actors would have been inclined to add. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis After a chance encounter with a wanted man, a woman is harassed by the police and press until she takes violent action.
      Director
      Volker Schlöndorff
      Producer
      Willi Benninger
      Screenwriter
      Volker Schlöndorff, Margarethe von Trotta, Heinrich Böll
      Distributor
      Criterion Collection, New World Pictures
      Production Co
      Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Paramount-Orion Filmproduktion [de], Bioskop Film
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      German
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 10, 1975, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 15, 2020
      Runtime
      1h 44m
      Sound Mix
      Mono
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