The Nasty Girl
THE NASTY GIRL (DAS SCHRECKLICHE MÄDCHEN) (15)
D: Michael Verhoeven
Mainline/Sentana/ZDF (Michael Senftleben)
West Germany 1990
W: Michael Verhoeven
DP: Axel de Roche
Ed: Barbara Hennings
Mus: Mike Hertung, Elmar Schloter, Billy Gorlt & Lydie Auvray
Lene Stolze (Sonja), Monika Baumgartner (Sonja's Mother), Michael Gahr (Paul Rosenberger), Hans-Reinhard Müller (Juckenack)
Loosely based on the true story of Anna Rosmus, this German arthouse film follows a young woman as she investigates her Bavarian village and its people's involvement during the Second World War only for the townsfolk turn on her to protect their transgressions.
It's a little too arty for my personal taste, as it would be for many others, but it does make for a rather unique viewing experience, albeit probably not one for repeat viewings. 1990's Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film.