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Homage

Lili Marleen

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The story of the song broadcast by the German forces radio station Radio Belgrade that was to become a hit on all fronts and the melodramatic life of its singer is ‘orchestrated’ by Rainer Werner Fassbinder as an opulent, Ufalike spectacle. The film tells the story of Willie, a German performer, and her love for a Swiss musician named Robert who works for a Jewish relief organisation. Remaining loyal to him throughout the war, Willie relays secret information about the death camps – thus putting her career in Nazi Germany at great risk.

Germany (Federal Republic from 1949) 1980/81, 116 min

by

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

with

Hanna Schygulla
Giancarlo Giannini
Mel Ferrer