Lili Marleen

Lili Marleen (1981)

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1981-01-14
  • User Rating: 6.2/10 from 61 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Company: Rialto Films
  • Production Country: Germany
  • Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
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The story of a German singer named Willie who while working in Switzerland falls in love with a Jewish composer named Robert whose family is helping people to flee from the Nazis. Robert’s family is skeptical of Willie, thinking she could be a Nazi as she becomes famous for singing the song “Lili Marleen”.

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  • Hanna Schygulla

    as Willie
  • Giancarlo Giannini

    as Robert
  • Mel Ferrer

    as David Mendelssohn
  • Karl-Heinz von Hassel

    as Henkel
  • Erik Schumann

    as von Strehlow
  • Hark Bohm

    as Taschner
  • Gottfried John

    as Aaron
  • Karin Baal

    as Anna Lederer
  • Christine Kaufmann

    as Miriam
  • Udo Kier

    as Drewitz
  • Roger Fritz

    as Kauffmann
  • Rainer Will

    as Bernt
  • Raúl Gimenez

    as Blonsky
  • Adrian Hoven

    as Ginsberg
  • Willy Harlander

    as Prosel
  • Barbara Valentin

    as Eva
  • Helen Vita

    as Grete
  • Elisabeth Volkmann

    as Marika
  • Lilo Pempeit

    as Tamara
  • Traute Hoess

    as Polin
  • Brigitte Mira

    as Nachbarin
  • Herb Andress

    as Reintgen
  • Michael McLernon

    as Schweizer Grenzbeamter
  • Jürgen Draeger

    as Journalist
  • Rudolf Lenz

    as Dr. Glaubrecht
  • Harry Baer

    as Norbert Schultze
  • Toni Netzle

    as Frau Prosel
  • Daniel Schmid

    as Pförtner
  • Peter Chatel

    as SA-Mann
  • Volker Eckstein

    as 1. SD-Mann
  • Helmut Petigk

    as 2. SD-Mann
  • Werner Asam

    as 3. SD-Mann
  • Dirk Galuba

    as 4. SD-Mann
  • Sonja Neudorfer

    as Frau Buerli
  • Irm Hermann

    as Krankenschwester
  • Herbert Steinmetz

    as Arzt
  • Alexander Allerson

    as Goedecke
  • Kristine De Loup

    as Nachrichtensprecherin
  • Franz Buchrieser

    as Thome (uncredited)
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder

    as Günther Weissenborn (uncredited)
  • Michele Oliveri

    as Soldier (uncredited)
Writing Rainer Werner Fassbinder Screenplay
Directing Rainer Werner Fassbinder Director
Editing Rainer Werner Fassbinder Editor
Production Luggi Waldleitner Producer
Production Enzo Peri Producer
Sound Peer Raben Original Music Composer
Camera Xaver Schwarzenberger Director of Photography
Camera Michael Ballhaus Additional Photography
Editing Juliane Lorenz Editor
Art Rolf Zehetbauer Production Design
Production Rolf Zehetbauer Production Designer
Writing Joshua Sinclair Screenplay
Writing Werner Uschkurat Dialogue
Writing Manfred Purzer Screenplay
Costume & Make-Up Barbara Baum Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Anni Nöbauer Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Edwin Erfmann Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Hedy Polensky Makeup Artist
Art Herbert Strabel Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Ingrid Thier Makeup Artist