Lola (1981) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Barbara Sukowa, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Mario Adorf, Matthias Fuchs, Ivan Desny

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LOLA is a movie cowritten and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder in 1981. Armin Mueller-Stahl and Barbara Sukowa won the 1982 German Academy Awards in the Best Actor and Best Actress categories.
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The setting is Koburg, Germany in the mid-fifties. Von Bohm has just been hired by the Mayor as the man in charge of granting the construction licences. Von Bohm is a pragmatic man who knows he has to deal with crooks like the contractor Schukert if he wants the things to be done. Schukert's mistress, Lola, is a singer working in the local brothel. Intrigued by Von Bohm's reputation as an honest man, she decides to seduce him. Von Bohm, unaware of Lola's real identity, falls in love with the prostitute and wants to marry her. When he finally discovers her night job, Von Bohm begins a personal war against Schukert in order to expose the crook's schemes and ruin him.

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Script Analysis of Lola (1981)

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!) Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   con-artist/white collar crime Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   main character serviced by a prostitute

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   govt employee Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   German


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing nude female butt If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing

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