Lola (1981)

Fantastically vulgar update of The Blue Angel (1930) set in late 1950s West Germany.

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  • Lola BRD3 Alternative German


Lola (Barbara Sukowa), a nightclub singer and mistress of a corrupt property tycoon, sets out to seduce her lover’s chief opponent, the idealistic new town planner (Armin Mueller-Stahl).

Brace yourself for schmaltzy ballads, garish lighting and a candy-coloured world of illusions. This brilliant updating of The Blue Angel captures the sleazy vulgarity and sheer vitality of late 1950s West Germany.

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