Lili Marleen (1981)

Set in the Third Reich, this forbidden love story focuses on recording star Willie Bunterberg.

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Introduction

Loosely based on Lale Andersen’s memoirs, Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s only film set in the Third Reich chronicles the career of recording star Willie Bunterberg (Hanna Schygulla) who wows the troops with her famous hit song while secretly pining for her Jewish lover.

With a lavish budget at his disposal, Fassbinder explores the nature of fascist spectacle in all its brutish, tawdry glamour.

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