Das Madchen Rosemarie / A Girl Called Rosemary - by Bernd Eichinger (1996)
DVD5 | DVD video | Audio: German + Russian | Run time: ~ 132 min | 4.39 GB
(German, Russian): Dolby AC3 | 2 ch | 192 Kbps | PAL 16:9 | (720x576) | VBR
Art-house, Biography, Crime, Drama
Based on the true story of a modern-day courtesan. During West Germany's rise to economic recovery in the 1950s, Rosemarie Nittribit (Hoss) pulls out of orphaned destitution by selling herself, using her wits as much as her charms to slowly elevate her social status. She gets embroiled with a wealthy industrialist named Konrad Hartog (Heiner Lauterbach) whom she expects to marry–only to discover that he already has a fiancée. While coping with this blow to her plans, a French businessman trains her in good manners and upper-class fashion so that she can help him blackmail German businessmen; but Rosemarie never stops trying to win back Hartog, until utter abandonment leads her to seek revenge. Attention to detail and compelling performances make this movie an exemplary portrait of sex, power, and manipulation.