Lotte in Weimar

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Lotte in Weimar

Lotte in Weimar

Release Date: May 15, 1975

Year    :   1975
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   DEFA
Director    :   Egon Günther
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Writers    :   Thomas Mann, Egon Günther
RunTime    :   125 mins.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) was the author of Werther, the romantic novel that was transformed into a play during Goethe's lifetime and which initiated the whole German romantic movement. The book's story tells of young love and suicide. In this East German film, based on a book by Thomas Mann, Lotte (Lilli Palmer) was the woman who served as the model for the heroine in the novel Werther. She comes to Goethe's hometown for a visit, and her experiences there eerily re-create episodes from the book. Goethe comes across as a pompous old bore, and his friends as pandering sycophants, in this very proper communist party-sponsored, anti-heroic movie.




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