Germany in the autumn of 1957: Lola, a seductive cabaret singer-prostitute (Barbara Sukowa) exults in her power as a temptress of men, but she wants out-she wants money, 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 everything, and everyone, is for sale. Shot in childlike, candy colors Fassbinder's homage to Josef Von Sternberg's classic The Blue Angel stands as a satiric 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 Märthesheimer