Film Folk – we have a film competition for you.
To celebrate StudioCanal’s 4k restoration re-release of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1981 classic Lola, Film Doctor are giving away two DVD copies.
Lola is loosely based on Josef von Sternberg’s The Blue Angel (1930) and its source novel, ‘Professor Unrat’ by Heinrich Mann. The 1957-set drama stars Barbara Sukowa as young high-class prostitute Lola who works at “Villa Fink”.
Her favourite client is the influential developer Schuckert (Mario Adorf), who enjoys spending time at Villa Fink with city officials important to his construction business.
When von Bohm (Armin Mueller-Stahl), an upright, energetic building commissioner with a liberal, social-democratic outlook, arrives in the town, he falls in love with Lola without being aware of her occupation.
The re-release comes complete with a brand new interview with star Barbara Sukowa and head of the Fassbinder Foundation Juliane Lorenz.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder was one of German New Wave’s most prolific, artistic and legendary filmmakers.
The writer/director won awards at the Berlin International Film Festival, the BFI, Cannes, Toronto and Venice.
Films include Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, Love is Colder than Death, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, Effi Briest, Fox and His Friends, Chinese Roulette and Querelle.
To be in with a chance of winning a copy of Lola simply email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Lola for me!’ We’ll pick two lucky readers and get a copy to you in the post!
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