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German Film Series: Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum (The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum)

Mon, January 23, 2012 | BUR 112

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum is a 1975 award winning movie directed by Volker Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta

Cinematic Responses to RAF - Terrorism

At a costume party, Katharina meets Ludwig, with whom she falls in love at once and spends the night. The next morning, the police busts into her apartment looking for Ludwig: a wanted terrorist. While he is already gone, Katharina is arrested and suspected to be a terrorist herself. Meanwhile, a sleazy reporter exaggerates Katharina’s story in the press and portrays her as a dangerous criminal, too. With the fear-induced public thinking she is a Communist and terrorist sympathizer, Katharina receives hate mail and personal threats until she is finally driven over the edge.

This film will be shown with English subtitles.

Free and open to the public

Questions? Contact Cindy Walter-Gensler (

Sponsored by: The Department of Germanic Studies and the Center for European Studies

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