Wednesday, October 1

Lola - Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1981 BRD Trilogy)


Wikipedia - "Lola is a 1981 West German film directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and is the third in his BRD Trilogy. ... In 1957–1958 in Coburg, in post-World War II West Germany, Schuckert (Mario Adorf) is a local construction entrepreneur whose methods of gaining wealth include shady business practices such as bribing the local officials. His latest scheme is endangered with the arrival of von Bohm (Armin Mueller-Stahl), a high-minded building commissioner. Von Bohm tries to institute gradual change of the system from within, rather than exposing the participants. Meanwhile he falls in love with a beautiful woman named Lola (Barbara Sukowa). They are attracted to each other, and von Bohm starts thinking of marriage. Von Bohm finds out that she is a cabaret singer and prostitute in the town brothel, where most of von Bohm's adversaries are her clients, and that she is the 'personal toy' of Schuckert, and he collects evidence against Schuckert to expose the corruption."
Wikipedia
W - BRD Trilogy
Mirroring History: Fassbinder’s The BRD Trilogy
Fassbinder's BRD Trilogy
Looking Back: The BRD Trilogy (1979/81/82)
Candy-colored decadence: Fassbinder’s ‘Lola’ (1981)
TCM: Lola (1981) The Soul Is Sad, Your Mother's A Leprous Whore, Ten Years Of Peace
YouTube: Lola (1981) 1:55:02

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