Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss (1982)

A young sports journalist meets an ageing movie star in this eerie vision of 1950s Germany.

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  • Veronika Voss Alternative
  • Veronika Voss - Schauspielerin Alternative German
  • The Longing of Veronika Voss Alternative


Set in the 1950s, Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s late masterpiece centres on the relationship between a young sports journalist and an ageing movie star, once a favourite of Joseph Goebbels, who cannot accept that her career is now over.

Shot in gleaming black and white, this is an eerie vision of post-war Germany, a haunted world of shadows, secrets and suppressed memories.

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