DIRECTOR: RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER
CAST: BARBARA SUKOWA, ARMIN MUELLER-STAHL, MARIO ADORF, MATTHIAS FUCHS
Dietrich had for all purposes retired from the screen by the time that Fassbinder began his frontal assault on West German popular culture, but her image and her unlikely combination of cool irony and torrid emotion left a profound mark on his films. Lola, the candy-colored, late-1950s-set capstone of his “BRD Trilogy” in particular draws heavily from The Blue Angel, with bordello singer Barbara Sukowa torn between Mario Adorf’s sugar daddy and Armin Mueller-Stahl’s incoming building commissioner in boomtown Coburg.
Lola is part of the series Marlene