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The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

Angela Winkler
Director: Volker Schlöndorff, Margarethe von Trotta Cast: Angela Winkler
Angela Winkler
, Mario Adorf
Mario Adorf
Volker Schlöndorff, Margarethe von Trotta,

Blu-ray (Color)

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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 (Dieter Laser) makes her story into a scandal in the papers by writing sensational stories about her personal life and portraying her as a criminal in photos. He exaggerates the testimonies of her ex-husband, neighbors, and even her elderly mother who is dying of cancer in an intensive care hospital. With the fear-induced public thinking she is a Communist and terrorist sympathizer, Katharina receives hate mail and personal threats until she is finally driven over the edge.

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/04/2020
UPC: 0715515249812
Original Release: 1975
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Color]
Time: 1:46:00
Sales rank: 8,568

Special Features

New 4k digital restoration, approved by Co-Director Volker Schlondorff and Producer Eberhard Junkersdorf, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; Interview from 2002 with Co-Directors Schlondorff and Margarethe von Trotta; Interview from 2002 with Director of Photography Jost Vacano; Excerpts from a 1977 documentary on author Heinrich Boll; Trailer; Plus: An essay by film critic Amy Taubin

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Angela Winkler Katharina Blum
Mario Adorf Beizmenne
Dieter Laser Werner Toetgess
Heinz Bennent Dr. Blorna
Hannelore Hoger Trude Blorna
Harald Kuhlmann Moeding
Karl Heinz Vosgerau Alois Straubleder
Jürgen Prochnow Ludwig Goetten
Rolf Becker Hach
Regine Lutz Else Woltersheim
Werner Eichhorn Konrad Beiters
Herbert Fux Actor
Henry VanLyck Actor
Peter Franke Actor
Walter Gontermann Actor
Achim Strietzel Actor

Technical Credits
Volker Schlöndorff Director,Screenwriter
Margarethe von Trotta Director,Screenwriter
Hans Werner Henze Score Composer
Eberhard Junkersdorf Executive Producer
Peter Przygodda Editor
Manilo Rocchetti Makeup
Jost Vacano Cinematographer

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