Legends of Rita (2001)

Legends of Rita
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 41mins.
Genres Drama, Foreign, Historical
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Andreas Hofer Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Peter Przygodda Editor n/a 172 7000001
Irene Weigel Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Cornelia Schmidt-Matthiesen Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Wolfgang Kohlhaase Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Volker Schlondorff Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
The Rolling Stones Song Performer ("Street Fighting Man") 120788 8000001
Frank Schobel Song Performer ("Wie ein Stern") 120788 8000002
Detlev Fichtner Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Manfred Arbter Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Jeanette-Nicole Latzelsberger Makeup n/a 353 13000002
Anne-Gret Oehme Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Silly Song Performer ("EKG" "P.S." "Batallion d'Amour") 120788 8000003
Susanne Hopf Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Emmo Lempert Producer n/a 3 3000002
Arthur Hofer Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jenny Schily Actor Friederike 1 1000006
Mario Irrek Actor Klatte 1 1000007
Alexander Beyer Actor Jochen 1 1000005
Harald Schrott Actor Andi 1 1000004
Martin Wuttke Actor Erwin Hull 1 1000002
Nadja Uhl Actor Tatjana 1 1000003
Franca Kastein Actor Anna 1 1000008
Thomas Arnold Actor Gerngross 1 1000009
Monika Pietsch Actor n/a 1 1000013
Volker Schlondorff Director n/a 2 2000001
Rudolf Donath Actor n/a 1 1000012
Alexander Hosfeld Actor n/a 1 1000011
Dietrich Koerner Actor The General 1 1000010
Bibiana Beglau Actor Rita Vogt 1 1000001
The story opens in the early 1970s, at the height of the Cold War, as West German revolutionaries-in-love rob banks, hop continents on the lam, and try to reconcile their left-wing ideals with the less glamorous realities of their daily lives. Rita ends up in the East German equivalent of a witness protection program living out her "legend" (false identity) as a typical socialist worker. Now the year is 1989. The Berlin Wall is about to fall. Friederike is arrested by the police. Rita is afraid she will be next and fears she will be handed over to the West German authorities. One last time she goes on the run...