The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

Director: Volker Schlöndorff, Margarethe von Trotta Cast: Angela Winkler, Mario Adorf

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Overview

The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum marks the directorial debut for actress Margarethe von Trotta, who co-directed the film with her then-husband Volker Schlöndorff. At a costume party, Katharina Blum (Angela Winkler) meets Ludwig Goetten (Jürgen Prochnow ) and spends the night with him. The next morning, he's gone and the police bust into her apartment looking for him with the belief that he is a dangerous terrorist. She is taken into police custody and interrogated by Kommissar Beizmenne (Mario Adorf), who questions her about her every action. Meanwhile, sleazy reporter Werner Toetges (Dieter Laser) makes her story into a scandal in the papers by writing sensational stories about her personal life and portraying her as a criminal in photos. He exaggerates the testimonies of her ex-husband, neighbors, and even her elderly mother who is dying of cancer in an intensive care hospital. With the fear-induced public thinking she is a Communist and terrorist sympathizer, Katharina receives hate mail and personal threats until she is finally driven over the edge.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/25/2003
UPC: 0037429173428
Original Release: 1975
Rating: PG
Source: Criterion
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:46:00
Sales rank: 32,723

Special Features

New digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Jost Vacano, and enhanced for 16x9 televisions; New video interview with directors Volker Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta; New video interview with cinematographer Jost Vacano; Excerpts from "Heinrich Böll," a 1977 documentary about the author of "The Last Honor of Katharina Blum"; Original theatrical trailer; New and improved English subtitle translation; Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Angela Winkler Katharina Blum
Mario Adorf Beizmenne
Dieter Laser Werner Toetgess
Heinz Bennent Dr. Blorna
Hannelore Hoger Trude Blorna
Harald Kuhlmann Moeding
Karl Heinz Vosgerau Alois Straubleder
Jürgen Prochnow Ludwig Goetten
Rolf Becker Hach
Regine Lutz Else Woltersheim
Werner Eichhorn Konrad Beiters
Herbert Fux Actor
Henry van Lyck Actor
Peter Franke Actor
Walter Gontermann Actor
Achim Strietzel Actor

Technical Credits
Volker Schlöndorff Director,Screenwriter
Margarethe von Trotta Director,Screenwriter
Hans Werner Henze Score Composer
Eberhard Junkersdorf Executive Producer
Peter Przygodda Editor
Manilo Rocchetti Makeup
Jost Vacano Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Wednesday, February 5, 1975 [3:37]
2. "Want to Come to a Party?" [7:28]
3. Thursday, February 6, 1975 [6:43]
4. "We Won't Get Personal, Mrs. Blum" [7:15]
5. Screening Clues [4:32]
6. "Toetges. We're From the Paper." [3:51]
7. News Gathering [3:35]
8. "8 to 10 Thousand" [6:03]
9. Home Sweet Home [6:50]
10. Friday, February 7, 1975 [2:19]
11. Father Urbanus and Alois [3:26]
12. An Old Pro [2:43]
13. Else Woltersheim [12:35]
14. Correspondence [6:30]
15. Saturday, February 8, 1975 [2:46]
16. "It's a Good Hideout" [5:20]
17. "Two Wedding Rings, a Pin" [2:56]
18. The Farmhouse [3:24]
19. "We Are Going to Spoil You" [2:32]
20. Sunday, February 9, 1975 [7:03]
21. Epilogue [4:26]

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