Department of Germanic Studies

German Film Series, Fall 2008 - Sexual Revolutions in German Cinema

The Legend of Paul and Paula (Heiner Carow, 1973)

Tue, September 2, 2008 | EP Schoch 4.104 Conference Room

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Director Heiner Carow adapted Ulrich Plenzdorf's tragicomic love story to make what has become one of the best-known East German films. After leaving her husband, Paula, a now single mother, falls in love with Paul, a committed bureaucrat and married career man altogether dissatisfied with his stagnant life. He and Paula get involved in a passionate affair, but Paul turns out to be much too uptight and conservative for Paula who soon gets fed up with him. When a tragedy makes him aware of what Paula means to him, he gives all he's got to win her back.

Sponsored by: Department of Germanic Studies

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