However Michael told to his friend Ingrid "Inge" that Fichte and Sina are lovers and Inge tells the secret to her friend Katrin. Then she blackmails Fichte to get good grades; otherwise she is going to flunk the test and repeat the year. When Mrs. Fichte (Judy Winter), who is the mathematic teacher, finds Michael's notebooks on his chair, she reads his comments about her husband and Sina and she learns that she has been betrayed.
Inspector Finke takes Sina to Kiel to identify the corpse of the possible attacker and she confirms that he is the man that attacked Michael and her. However this is a trap of the inspector and his assistant to check if Sina is telling the truth. They stakeout her house and discover that Fichte is her lover. Now the teacher becomes the prime suspect of the police inspector.
"For Your Love Only" is an unknown little gem directed by Wolfgang Petersen for the German television. The story is realistic and very well acted, and second feature of Nastassja Kinski. The "lolita" Nastassja Kinski with fifteen (or seventeen) years old is very natural to undress and is perfect to explain why her teacher did not resist to her. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): "Somente por Seu Amor" ("For Your Love Only")
Because of her acting performance and -irresistible- looks, Nastassja Kinski had a lot of media attention (as well as the subject), but I like to mention actress Judy Winter also. She stood in the the shadow of Nastassja, understandable, but she has a lot of screen time too (more than I remember from 1977) and performed her role as a high school teacher and woman of an adulterous husband very well. Perhaps too well, as she understands his adultery; the only weakness in the script in my opinion. In contrast to many other Tatort/Crime Scene episodes, this time the cops are less prominent. I prefer that. Comparing this episode with the many other Tatort episodes (more than 700) I have seen, I still think this is one of the best, actually the best!
Since January 7, 2010, 'Reifezeugnis' aka 'For Your Love Only' is available on DVD (German release), uncut. Unfortunately, despite being Tatort's most popular episode and international theatrical release, only German subtitles are added. Maybe in the near future we may look forward to a Blu-ray release with subtitles in English language also. And interviews with the director Wolfgang Petersen ('Das Boot', etc.) and Nastassja Kinski as extra features...
This is one of a number of sexy European movies the then-teenage Nastassja Kinski was involved in in the late 70's before she became an international sex symbol. It is true that they would probably not let a girl this age be in movies like this today, definitely not in America anyway. But it's also pretty disingenuous to pretend Kinski wasn't already very attractive back then. She was actually about the average age of teen fashion model today, and if you've ever actually SEEN one of these innocuous European "nudie" movies, it's pretty hard to argue they are any less wholesome than the things that go on in the fashion industry today or the things teenage girls who are a scant two years older and "legal" routinely participate in in the modern American XXX porn industry. But even within Kinski's underage film oeuvre this is film not as questionable as "Wrong Turn", which she made when was barely pubescent, or "Stay As You Are", which is far more sexually graphic.
But if you can write off Kinski's brief topless scenes as a forgivable moral lapse (or a nice bonus feature), this is actually an entertaining thriller. It is somewhat reminiscent of the British films "Assault" and "Unman, Wittering, and Zigo" or the Italian schoolgirl-giallo "What Have You Done to Solange?", but it is not quite as much of an over-the-top murder mystery, and it actually works pretty well as a straight drama. Being a German movie, it's also (not surprisingly) quite similar to any number of the vignette stories in the then-popular "schulmadchen-report" films. But this movie is too well-acted and too well-made to be written off as pure exploitation like those films. It isn't a film for everybody obviously, but I would recommend it.