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Bibiana Beglau in The Legend of Rita

The Legend of Rita

2001 NR

Set during the sunset years of the Cold War, director Volker Schlöndorff's riveting thriller centers on firebrand Rita Vogt (Bibiana Beglau), a radical West German leftist who abandons the anticapitalist movement after killing a French gendarme. But after fleeing to East Germany and assuming an alias, Rita -- who soon discovers that her new comrades don't share her zeal for socialism -- lives in endless fear of having her true identity exposed.