Group Portrait with A Lady

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Released 1977

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1977
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Group Portrait With a Lady, based on a novel of the same name, is a stunning depiction of World War II era Germany through the eyes of a commoner. Leni Gruyten (Romy Schneider) is a middle class citizen, living in Berlin during the war. She makes the most of her meager salary to pay rent and support her two children. Being one of the supposed Aryan race, she isn't prosecuted or bullied, giving this movie the unique perspective of someone whom the war was actually supposed to benefit. Leni and her friends try to ignore the war and go on with life as if the country is still at peace, showing something that borderlines denial on their part. They know what's happening, but refuse to acknowledge that their lives hang at the mercy of the tide of war. The German government refuses to admit the possibility of defeat, but her citizens slowly begin to realize that victory isn't as guaranteed as they were led to believe. This film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and won Romy Schneider numerous accolades for her stunning performance.moreless

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Drama

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Love & Romance, Foreign Language