Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, The* (Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum)

  • 1975 ----- color ----- 97 min ----- vhs///
  • (Written and directed by Volker Schlondorff and Margarethe Von Trotta; with Angela Winkler) A political thriller about a young woman's chance encounter with a fugitive terrorist. In a period of several days, Katharina's privacy and, particularly, her honor are destroyed, first by the police, who terrorize her, and then by the yellow press, which creates in her name the image of a politicized Bonnie Parker. (In German with English subtitles) (Restricted to classroom use only)
  • Topics: (Germanics, Motion Pictures: Features, Women Studies)