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directed by: Maximilian Schell
starring: Marlene Dietrich
produced by: Karel Dirka
running time: 91 minutes
Nominated Academy Award - Best Documentary, Features
Winner Bavarian Film Award - Best Production
Winner BSFC Award - best Documentary
Winner German Film Awards - Outstanding Non-Feature Film
Winner NSFC Award - Best Documentary
Winner NYFCC Award - Best Documentary
This multi-award winning picture is no standard movie-star documentary. It is a mystery story, a discourse on truth and fiction, a battle with a sacred monster, a caustic comedy of errors, and the story of the making of a film, all rolled into one.
After years of public silence, the legendary Dietrich personally selected Maximilian Schell to make an interview film about her, an opportunity which Schell turned into a unique and richly entertaining record of an encounter with a real-life legend.