Cinema: History with A Saucy Smile

THE NASTY GIRL Directed and Written by Michael Verhoeven

German films aren't funny. German films lack charm. German films avoid the Nazi past like the plague it was.

Be prepared to junk preconceptions with The Nasty Girl, Michael Verhoeven's exhilarating true-life adventure about a Nazi hunter in modern Bavaria.

A decade ago, Anja Rosmus was just another bright 20-year-old student in the town of Passau, where Hitler had lived and Eichmann was married. Anja was a good Catholic with no political ax to lodge in the town's guilty past. Then she decided to write an essay about Passau's resistance to the...

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