Lola

Germany in the autumn of 1957: Lola, a seductive cabaret singer-prostitute (Barbara Sukowa) exults in her power as a temptress of men, but she wants out—she wants money, property, and love. Pitting a corrupt building contractor (Mario Adorf) against the new straight-arrow building commissioner (Armin Mueller-Stahl), Lola launches an outrageous plan to elevate herself in a world where everything, and everyone, is for sale. Shot in childlike candy colors, Fassbinder’s homage to Josef von Sternberg’s classic The Blue Angel stands as a satiric tribute to capitalism.

Film Info

Special Features

  • New high-definition digital transfer, enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • Audio commentary by Fassbinder documentarian, biographer, and friend Christian Braad Thomsen
  • New video interview with Lola star Barbara Sukowa
  • New video interview with Fassbinder co-screenwriter Peter Märthesheimer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

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Collector's Set

The BRD Trilogy

The BRD Trilogy

DVD Box Set

4 Discs

Ships Aug 13, 2018

$63.96

Out Of Print

Special Features

  • New high-definition digital transfer, enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • Audio commentary by Fassbinder documentarian, biographer, and friend Christian Braad Thomsen
  • New video interview with Lola star Barbara Sukowa
  • New video interview with Fassbinder co-screenwriter Peter Märthesheimer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition
Lola
Cast
Barbara Sukowa
Lola
Armin Mueller-Stahl
Von Bohm
Mario Adorf
Schuckert
Matthias Fuchs
Esslin
Helga Feddersen
Mrs. Hettich
Karin Baal
Lola's mother
Ivan Desny
Wittich
Elisabeth Volkmann
Gigi
Hark Bohm
Völker
Karl-Heinz von Hassel
Timmerding
Rosel Zech
Mrs. Schuckert
Christine Kaufmann
Susi
Y Sa Lo
Rosa
Günther Kaufmann
G.I.
Isolde Barth
Mrs. Völker
Karsten Peters
Editor
Harry Baer
First demonstrator
Rainer Will
Second demonstrator
Sonja Neudorfer
Mrs. Fink
Nino Korda
TV delivery man
Herbert Steinmetz
Doorman
Credits
Producer
Horst Wendlandt
Screenplay
Peter Märthesheimer
Screenplay
Pea Fröhlich
Music
Peer Raben
Cinematography
Xaver Schwarzenberger
Production design
Rolf Zehetbauer
Art director
Helmut Gassner
Film editors
Juliane Lorenz
Film editors
Franz Walsch
Costume designer
Barbara Baum
Makeup artists
Anni Nöbauer
Makeup artists
Edwin Erfmann
Gaffer
Ekkehard Heinrich
Sound
Vladimir Vizner
Assistant director
Karin Viesel
Director
Rainer Werner Fassbinder

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Director

Rainer Werner Fassbinder made an astonishing forty-four movies—theatrical features, television movies and miniseries, and shorts among them—in a career that spanned a mere sixteen years, ending with his death at thirty-seven in 1982. He is perhaps remembered best for his intense and exquisitely shabby social melodramas (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul)—heavily influenced by Hollywood films, especially the female-driven tearjerkers of Douglas Sirk, and featuring misfit characters that often reflected his own fluid sexuality and self-destructive tendencies. But his body of work runs the gamut from epic period pieces (Berlin Alexanderplatz, the BRD Trilogy) to dystopic science fiction (World on a Wire) as well. One particular fascination of Fassbinder’s was the way the ghosts of the past, specifically those of World War II, haunted contemporary German life—an interest that wedded him to many of the other artists of the New German Cinema movement, which began in the late 1960s.