Lulu (1962 film)
|Directed by||Rolf Thiele|
|Produced by||Otto Dürer|
|Screenplay by||Rolf Thiele|
|Based on||The Lulu plays
by Frank Wedekind
|Music by||Karl de Groof|
|Edited by||Eleonore Kunze|
|Running time||100 min.|
Lulu (also released in the UK as No Orchids for Lulu) is a 1962 Austrian crime drama film written and directed by Rolf Thiele. The film is an adaptation of Frank Wedekind's Lulu plays—Earth Spirit (Erdgeist, 1895) and Pandora's Box (Die Büchse der Pandora, 1904)—and stars Nadja Tiller (as Lulu), O. E. Hasse, and Hildegard Knef.
Sadoul's Dictionary of Films describes Thiele's work as "[a] heavy-handed, almost absurd version" of Wedekind's plays. But Robert von Dassanowsky credits Lulu as one of the "few notable [Austrian] dramas during the early 1960s".
- Nadja Tiller: Lulu
- O. E. Hasse: Dr. Schön
- Hildegard Knef: Gräfin Geschwitz
- Mario Adorf: Rodrigo
- Charles Regnier: Jack the Ripper
- Rudolf Forster: Schigolch
- Leon Askin: Medizinialrat Dr. Goll
- Sieghardt Rupp: Maler Schwarz
- Claus Höring: Alva Schön
- Sadoul, Georges (1972) . Dictionary of Films. Translated, edited and updated by Peter Morris. Berkeley; Los Angeles: University of California Press. p. 46. ISBN 0-520-01864-8. Retrieved 30 March 2013.
- Dassanowsky, Robert von (November 2006). "Austria's 1960s Film Trauma: Notes on a Cinematic Phoenix". Undercurrents (FIPRESCI) (3). Retrieved 29 March 2013.
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