Rabu, 09 Maret 2011

Die Legende von Paul und Paula AKA The Legend of Paul and Paula (1973) - Heiner Carow

One of the most famous movies from East Germany: What seems to be an easy-going love-story gave the authorities the feeling of havign some unpleasent political overtones for the communist regime, so the film wasn't shown for a long time, especially after the leading actors left the country for West Germany. Watching it today the film still feels very fresh and makes you enjoy a lot of unique ideas giving you a good feeling for the life in the German Democratic Republic.


Die Legende von Paul und Paula (English: The Legend of Paul and Paula) is a 1973 tragicomic East German film directed by Heiner Carow. It was based on the novel of the same name by Ulrich Plenzdorf.

The film was extremely popular on release and drew as many as three million viewers (the GDR had a population at the time of around 17 million). However, due to the film's political overtones it was almost not released; East German leader Erich Honecker personally decided to allow it to be shown. Today it is considered one of the best-known East German films.


Plot summary: Paul and Paula have had bad experiences with love: Paul is financially well off but has lost all affection for his wife, and Paula leads a troublesome life raising two children on her own. They meet and discover a strong passion for each other. Life seems like a dream when they're together - but their short flights from the burdens of reality are once and again interrupted by Paul's ties to family and career.

 Legend of Paul and Paula.rar

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