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A Girl Called Rosemary (1996)

Das Mädchen Rosemarie (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Crime, Drama | TV Movie 13 December 1996
Historical drama set in the 1950s. Story is based on real-life events. Rosemarie Nitribitt comes out of a remand center, runs away from her foster parents and ends up working as a barmaid ... See full summary »

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Bernd Eichinger
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nina Hoss ... Rosemarie Nitribitt
Heiner Lauterbach ... Konrad Hartog
Mathieu Carrière ... Fribert
Hannelore Elsner ... Marga Hartog
Katja Flint Katja Flint ... Christine
Horst Krause ... Willi
Til Schweiger ... Nadler
Heinrich Schafmeister
Hanns Zischler
Manfred Andrae Manfred Andrae
Frank Heide Frank Heide
Peter Böhlke Peter Böhlke
Christian Schneller Christian Schneller
Irmgard Wagner Irmgard Wagner
Marita Breuer
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Storyline

Historical drama set in the 1950s. Story is based on real-life events. Rosemarie Nitribitt comes out of a remand center, runs away from her foster parents and ends up working as a barmaid in a Frankfurt nightclub. A wealthy French businessman offers to set her up in return for tape-recordings of her sex sessions with German VIPs.

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

13 December 1996 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Girl Called Rosemary See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,379, 17 October 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,379, 17 October 1999
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Constantin Film, Sat.1 See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Connections

Remake of Rosemary (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Music recording by Pilot Studios Muenchen
Sound Klaus Strazicky
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Fascinating period piece about a doomed courtesan
21 November 2008 | by amedusa50xSee all my reviews

Terrific acting by all of the principal players, especially Hoss as the "bad girl" Rosemarie, whose heartbreak is no less real for the fact that she's a high-priced prostitute. An intelligent, compassionate, forthright film about the Wages of Sin and about the fact that those wages are often paid threefold by women with no economic power or social status who remain at the bottom of the heap while the elite pay next to nothing for the indulgence of their vices and snicker all the way to the bank. Sounds like an old theme, and it is, but this film puts a fresh face on it, with a sharp-tongued screenplay and lots of great 1950s clothing and decor.

If you liked the intense British film "Dance with a Stranger," you'll probably like "A Girl Called Rosemarie." Both films are about feisty, doomed women who fall in love with the wrong men and suffer deeply for it. Various arias and symphonic excerpts from the Verdi opera "La Traviata" (about a doomed courtesan) are used to excellent effect in the soundtrack of "A Girl Called Rosemarie." The spoken German is crisp and enjoyable, and the English subtitles are clear and unobtrusive. Enjoy!


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