Germany in the autumn of 1957: Lola (Barbara Sukowa), a seductive cabaret singerâprostitute, exults in her power as a tempter of men, but she wants moreâmoney, property, and love. Pitting a corrupt building contractor (Mario Adorf) against the new straight-arrow building commissioner (Armin Mueller-Stahl), Lola launches an outrageous plan to elevate herself in a world where everythingâand everyoneâis for sale. Shot in childlike candy colors, Rainer Werner Fassbinderâs Lola
, an homage to Josef von Sternbergâs classic The Blue Angel
, is a wonderfully satirical tribute to capitalism.
- Audio commentary by Fassbinder documentarian, biographer, and friend Christian Braad Thomsen
- New video interview with Lola star Barbara Sukowa
- New video interview with Fassbinder co-screenwriter Peter MÃ¤rthesheimer