Lili Marleen (1981) DVD9
"Lili Marleen" was a song made famous in Germany by Lale Andersen and later Marlene Dietrich. It was very popular with the German forces during WWII. However, Fassbinder's film has little to do with the true story of the song. The film opens in 1938 with the lovely and accomplished Schygulla, a cabaret singer in Zurich. She discovers that boyfriend Giannini, a Swiss Jew, is not only a musical composer but also a member of the underground resistance movement. During a trip to Germany, she records a version of "Lili Marleen," which is played on the radio and becomes the song of the moment. She is identified with the song, with Nazism, and with the war effort, and becomes a national heroine. Giannini sneaks into Berlin and meets once more with his now-famous lover. She becomes blacklisted and is forced to leave the country while Giannini is arrested...

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:55:39 | 7.70 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Deutsch, English (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Cast: Hanna Schygulla, Giancarlo Giannini, Mel Ferrer, Karl-Heinz von Hassel, Gottfried John, Udo Kier
Country: West Germany

- Commentary
- Interview

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