The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

Volker Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta

 
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (Criterion DVD)

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  • Germany
  • 1975
  • 106 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.77:1
  • German
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  • Spine #177

When Katharina Blum spends the night with an alleged terrorist, her quiet, ordered life falls into ruins. Suddenly a suspect, Katharina is subject to a vicious smear campaign by the police and a ruthless tabloid journalist, testing the limits of her dignity and her sanity. Volker Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta’s powerful adaptation of Heinrich Böll’s novel is a stinging commentary on state power, individual freedom, and media manipulation––as relevant today as on the day of its release in 1975.

Cast

Katarina BlumAngela Winkler
Kommissar BeizmenneMario Adorf
Werner TötgesDieter Laser
Ludwig GöttenJürgen Prochnow
Dr. BlornaHeinz Bennent

Disc Features

  • New digital transfer, enhanced for 16×9 televisions
  • New video interview with directors Volker Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta
  • New video interview with director of photography Jost Vacano
  • Documentary on author Heinrich Boll
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

    New cover by Neil Kellerhouse

Film Essays

Honoring Katharina: The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

By Amy Taubin February 24, 2003

Few political films transcend their historic moment. Yet watching Volker Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta’s The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum today is an uncanny experience. There is little . . . Read more »

News

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, VOLKER!

March 30, 2009

Here’s a quick birthday shout-out to Academy Award–winning, New German Cinema trailblazing Volker Schlöndorff, who turns seventy today. The tireless Schlöndorff is reportedly celebrating in . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Honoring Katharina: The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

By Amy Taubin February 24, 2003

Few political films transcend their historic moment. Yet watching Volker Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta’s The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum today is an uncanny experience. There is little . . . Read more »