Veronika Voss

Drama | German with English subtitles | 104 minutes

In 1955 Munich, has-been German film star Veronika Voss gets caught in a rainstorm. Walking nearby, Robert Krohn offers to share his umbrella with Veronika. She is impressed that Robert doesn’t recognize her. They have lunch together and fall in love. Robert begins to notice Veronika’s manic and confused state of mind which gets worse as she starts losing film roles to younger actresses. Robert discovers Veronika is being treated by Dr. Marianne Katz, a neurologist, who keeps Veronika addicted to morphine intending to bleed Veronika of her wealth. To   trap Dr. Katz, Robert has his friend Henrietta pose as a wealthy patient. When Dr. Katz becomes aware of Robert’s plot, the results become tragic.
Rosel Zech (Veronika Voss) / Hilmar Thate (Robert Krohn) / Annemarie Düringer (Dr. Marianne Katz) / Cornelia Froboess (Henrietta)
Why Stream This Film?
Roger Ebert included Veronika Voss in his Great Movies collection. 
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 76%
  • Berlin International Film Festival:  Winner, Golden Bear Award  (Best Film)
  • Toronto International Film Festival: Winner, International Critics Award

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Fassbinder’s best film!
Michael Blowen

Boston Globe

The showing tonight at Lincoln Center of the late Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s VERONIKA VOSS, the opening attraction of the 20th New York Film Festival, sets such a high standard that the rest of the entries may be hard put to meet it
Vincent Canby

The New York Times

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