Cinema: A Prima Donna of Passion

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A LOVE IN GERMANY Directed by Andrzej Wajda

Screenplay by Boleslaw Michalek, Agnieszka Holland and Andrzej Wajda

Stani and Paulina are crazy for each other. He (Pirotr Lysak) is a young Polish prisoner of war, and she (Hanna Schygulla) is a middle-aged German housewife running her husband's grocery store while he goes off to fight for the Führer, but propriety be damned—they can't and don't keep their hands to themselves. They neck furiously as a young customer enters the store. Stani squats behind the counter and strokes Paulina's thigh while foraging for another customer's...

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