West Germany; the early 1990s. A terrorist gang bursts into a bank. "Hi guys, we're the robbers," says Rita Vogt, "We're nationalizing the economy." As they flee, Rita stops to give money to a street-person. These are not your average bank robbers. After a series of complications, these anti-capitalist revolutionaries are forced to disband, but Rita decides to take refuge in East Germany under a false identity, and this former socialist activist begins to encounter some of the drab and discontented reality of a Communist state. Volker Schlondorff (The Tin Drum) directs this striking political thriller set in the later years of the Cold War.
Martin Wuttke,Mario Irrek,Harald Schrott
From director Volker Schlöndorff, the acclaimed comes THE LEGEND OF RITA, a striking political thriller set in the later years of the Cold War. Anchored by a stunning lead performance by newcomer Bibiana Beglau, in the title role. THE LEGEND OF RITA film recounts the struggles of a young West German woman as she flees from the consequences of her radical past.