Group Portrait with a Lady (1977)

  |  Drama, History, Romance


Group Portrait with a Lady (1977) Poster

The story follows the life of a regular German women Leni Gruyten during 1930s and 1940s. Through her interactions with friends, family and other people she knows, the regular folks' perception of the Nazi era is shown.


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28 August 2004 | Mozjoukine
Major European movie deserves more attention.
Was 1977 all that good a year and they could afford to brush under the carpet this terrific German movie with a major star, the ever imposing Romy Schneider, from a terrific director. See Petrovic's MASTER AND MARGUERITA to make that point.

The WW2 subject provides a vivid setting complete with a pre-digital bombing raid that looks very dangerous and very convincing and very expensive, demolishing a real city block. The performances and staging are superior and what a surprise to find a gaunt Brad Dourif fitting right in - is that his voice?

Classical music, Romy at her most dignified, rich European Eastmancolor - the whole calamity. Already I'm awash with nostalgia.

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Release Date:

November 1980

Language

German, French


Country of Origin

France, West Germany

Filming Locations

Berlin, Germany

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