- Original title
- Running time
- 115 min.
- Germany - West Germany (FRG)
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Märthesheimer, Pea Fröhlich
Drama | Prostitution
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- Synopsis / Plot
- Germany in the autumn of 1957: Lola, a seductive cabaret singer-prostitute (Barbara Sukowa) exults in her power as a temptress of men, but she wants out—she wants money, property, and love. Pitting a corrupt building contractor (Mario Adorf) against the new straight-arrow building commissioner (Armin Mueller-Stahl), Lola launches an outrageous plan to elevate herself in a world where everything, and everyone, is for sale. Shot in childlike, candy colors Fassbinder’s homage to Josef Von Sternberg’s classic The Blue Angel stands as a satiric tribute to capitalism.
: 3 German Film Awards: including Film Award in Silver
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