What a wonderfully strange film “The Longing of Veronika Voss” is. This black and white film directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder and starring Rosel Zech is a very compelling film to watch. It is about Veronika Voss, a former film star that has a questionable past and a serious drug addiction. Her involvement with a local sportswriter becomes a full-blown relationship that is complicated, to say the least. As she has a history, he has a live-in girlfriend and her addiction.
Everything about the film hinges around Rosel Zech ‘s ability to captivate the scenes she is in with a delusion realism that is beautiful to watch. I’m not sure how widely this film is known. However, it is an incredible film to watch. As it displays the frailty our most vulnerable have no matter how much fame or money they have. Veronika Voss is a broken woman in a broken world. And that makes for an incredible film.
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