THE LOST HONOUR OF KATHARINA BLUM (Die Verlorene Ehre Der Katharina Blum)

THE LOST HONOUR OF KATHARINA BLUM (Die Verlorene Ehre Der Katharina Blum)

Katharina spends the night with a new acquaintance, an army deserter who is, unknown to her, under police surveillance. This one night stand has serious repercussions. She is brought in for police questioning. Her basic civil rights ignored at every turn, Katharina is relentlessly grilled about her relationship with someone she barely knows. As a result she loses her job, her friends, her standing in the community and becomes the most hated woman in Germany. The film achieves a compelling portrait of Germany in the mid-70’s, during which the fight against the Red Army Faction led a number of State agencies to use any means possible to fight terrorism, while a manipulative right wing press sent the entire country into a frenzy over the breakdown of law and order.

THE LOST HONOUR OF KATHARINA BLUM (Die Verlorene Ehre Der Katharina Blum)

  • Director: Margarethe von Trotta and Volker Schlöndorff
  • Year: 1975
  • Run Time: 106 mins
  • Country: Germany