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Veronika Voss (1982)
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Veronika Voss (1982)
Original name: Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Munich 1955, German film star Veronika Voss becomes a drug addict at the mercy of corrupt Dr. Marianne Katz, who keeps her supplied with morphine. After meeting sports writer Robert Krohn, Veronika begins to dream of a return to stardom. As the couple's relationship escalates in intensity, Veronika begins seriously planning her return to the screen -- only to realize how debilitated she has become through her drug habit.
Style: stylized, gloomy, psychological, serious, realistic, sexy, melancholic, bleak, talky, enigmatic ...
Plot: morphine, movie star, addiction, battles, soldier, love and romance, life is a bitch, post war, journalism, gem, actor's life, haunted by the past, drug abuse, hopes, doctor, sports writer, drug addiction, german, drugs, psychic, journalist, murder, jealousy, conspiracy, suicide ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 1930s, 70s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: munich germany, germany, berlin germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, gloomy, psychological and realistic films with plots about runaway, loneliness, catastrophe, character study, dialogue, storytelling and melancholy mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Veronika Voss: The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979), Lola (1981), The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972), Woyzeck (1979), Clean and Sober (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
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Duration: 115 min.
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Time: 50s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, west germany, berlin germany
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The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 88 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 82 min.
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