Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss
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Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss
Originally Die Sehnsucht de Veronika Voss, this Rainer Werner Fassbinder spin on Sunset Boulevard stars Rosel Zech as film actress Veronika Voss. Once the toast of Germany, Veronika had allegedly been an intimate of Joseph Gobbels. But the Third Reich is dead...and Veronika may as well be. Playing to an increasingly diminishing fan following, Veronika turns to drugs to cushion her against the cruelties of life. Her self-destruction is accelerated by her "Doctor Feelgood" Annemaire Duringer, who plys Veronika with morphine in order to gain control of the actress's money and… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Fassbinder's visual style is the perfect match for this subject."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"One of the most stylish of Fassbinder's many films."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A chilly, tough, wicked satire disguised as the sort of schmaltzy, black-and-white, 1950's melodrama."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"This was the last film that Rainer Werner Fassbinder completed before his suicide."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The situation soon freezes into an inert, rather facile metaphor for America's postwar domination of the German soul."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Fassbinder's work here is muddy at best. His black and white cinematography limits his typically washed-out color palette while failing to connect us emotionally with the bygone era."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
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