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The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

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Genres: Crime, Drama
Starring: Angela Winkler, Mario Adorf, Dieter Laser, Jürgen Prochnow
Director: Volker Schlöndorff, Margarethe von Trotta
Plot Synopsis:

When a young woman spends the night with an alleged terrorist, her quiet, ordered life falls into ruins. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum portrays an anxious era in West Germany amid a crumbling postwar political consensus. Katharina, though apparently innocent, suddenly becomes a suspect, falling prey to a vicious smear campaign by the police and a ruthless tabloid journalist that tests the limits of her dignity and her sanity. Crafting one of the most accessible and direct works of 1970s political filmmaking, Volker Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta deliver a powerful adaptation of Heinrich Böll's novel, a stinging commentary on state power, individual freedom, and media manipulation that is as relevant today as when it was released.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: August 4th, 2020
    MPAA Rating: R
    Movie Release Year: 1975
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: The Criterion Collection
  • Technical Specs
    Length:106 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM, approved by director Volker Schlöndorff and producer Eberhard Junkersdorf, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.66:1
    Audio Formats:German: PCM Mono
    Special Features:
    • Interview from 2002 with directors Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta
    • Interview from 2002 with director of photography Jost Vacano
    • Excerpts from a 1977 documentary on author Heinrich Böll
    • Trailer
    • PLUS: An essay by film critic Amy Taubin

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