Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum oder: Wie Gewalt entstehen und wohin sie führen kann (The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum)
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Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum oder: Wie Gewalt entstehen und wohin sie führen kann (The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum)
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum marks the directorial debut for actress Margarethe von Trotta, who co-directed the film with her then-husband Volker Schlöndorff. At a costume party, Katharina Blum (Angela Winkler) meets Ludwig Goetten (Jürgen Prochnow ) and spends the night with him. The next morning, he's gone and the police bust into her apartment looking for him with the belief that he is a dangerous terrorist. She is taken into police custody and interrogated by Kommissar Beizmenne (Mario Adorf), who questions her about her every action. Meanwhile, sleazy reporter Werner Toetges… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film's final reel is the only vital weakness in an otherwise nasty but effective exposé on the abuses by those in and with power on those without."
‑ Dan Jardine, Apollo Guide
"Relevant again."
‑ Mark Robison, Reno Gazette-Journal
"Makes a very strong case against yellow journalism"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Katharina Blum is a fictional case within a lens of subjectivity that affords a clear contemporary resonance."
‑ Rumsey Taylor, Not Coming to a Theater Near You