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by Rainer Werner Fassbinder


Ten years after the war, West Germany's market economy is booming. Into an unnamed city that's rife with corruption comes a new building commissioner, Herr von Bohm, committed to progress but also upright. He's smitten by Marie-Louise, a single mother who's his landlady's daughter. Von Bohm does not realize she is also Lola, a singer at a bordello and the mistress of Schuckert, a local builder whose profits depend on von Bohm's projects. When von Bohm discovers Marie-Louise's real vocation and looks closely at Schuckert's work, will this social satire play out as a remake of "Blue Angel," a visit of Chekhov to West Germany, or an update of Jean Renoir's "Rules of the Game"?

original title: Lola
country: Germany
year: 1981
genre: fiction
directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
film run: 115'
release date: DE 20/08/1981, ES 27/09/1981, DK 13/11/1981, FR 18/11/1981, SE 09/12/1981, FI 15/01/1982, NL 25/02/1982, IT 20/04/1982, BE 06/05/1982, HU 02/02/1984, PT 26/07/1984, PL 29/07/2005, RU 20/09/2006, CZ 08/11/2008
screenplay: Pea Fröhlich, Peter Märthesheimer, Rainer Werner Fassbinder
cast: Barbara Sukowa, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Mario Adorf
cinematography by: Xaver Schwarzenberger
film editing: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Juliane Lorenz
art director: Raúl Gimenez, Udo Kier, Rolf Zehetbauer
costumes designer: Barbara Baum, Egon Strasser
producer: Wolf-Dietrich Brücker, Horst Wendlandt
line producer: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Thomas Schühly

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