Lili Marleen by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Genre:
Melodrama, Drama
Year:
1980
Language:
German
Format:
116 minutes
Starring:
Hanna Schygulla
Giancarlo Giannini
Mel Ferrer
Karl-Heinz von Hassel
Directed by:
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Produced by:
Produced by CIP, Rialto Film, Roxy-Film, Bayerischer Rundfunk, produced by Enzo Peri
One of Fassbinder's greatest commercial successes

Lili Marleen is the story of a song and its singer, a tale about an impossible love. The German singer Wilkie loves the young Jewish musician Robert. After the outbreak of World War II, Wilkie achieves stardom with the song "Lili Marleen" - and with the help of a high-ranking Nazi official. Robert is arrested when he foolishly visits Wilkie in Berlin in the midst of the war. Wilkie then risks her life to save her lover, with disastrous consequences... Left without a career or a lover, Wilkie remains alone and forgotten - unlike "Lili Marleen", the song that will be remembered forever. "