Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum | 3.24.10 | 8pm

The story deals with the sensationalism of tabloid news and the political climate of panic over Red Army Faction terrorism in the 1970s Federal Republic of Germany.

Katharina Blum (Angela Winkler) is a bit of a mystery. In every respect a model citizen, a divorced young woman, living modestly, working as a housekeeper, she is quiet and doesn’t even consort with men, to such an extent that she is known to her friends as “the nun”. Attending a friend’s party one evening however during Carnival she encounters a known anarchist, Ludwig Götten (Jürgen Prochnow), who is being followed by the secret police, and to the surprise of everyone, leaves early, takes him home and spends the night with him. When the police raid her apartment the next morning however, there is no sign of Götten. Taken in for interrogation, the police do not believe Katharina’s story…