Lola (Fassbinder film)

Lola is one of my favorite films and is available on Blu-ray from the Criterion Collection as part of the BRD Trilogy with two other excellent films – The Marriage of Maria Braun and Veronika Voss. The film is roughly modeled after The Blue Angel and the novel is was based on. Lola takes place in the 1950s and is beautifully photographed in bright candy colors. Barbara Sukowa gives an amazing performance as Lola. The film’s ending is incredibly cynical.

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