Anita: Dances of Vice
|Anita: Dances of Vice|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Rosa von Praunheim|
|Produced by||Rosa von Praunheim|
|Screenplay by||Rosa von Praunheim
|Music by||Konrad Elfers
Wilhelm Dieter Siebert
|Edited by||Mike Shephard
Rosa von Praunheim
|19 February 1988|
Anita: Dances of Vice (German: Anita – Tänze des Lasters) is a 1988 German film directed by Rosa von Praunheim. The film follows an elderly delusional woman who thinks she is Anita Berber (1899-1928), a German dancer who, with her partner, Sebastian Droste, came to represent the decadence of 1920's Berlin with their nude dancing, their cocaine habits and their uninhibited sex lives.
Anita Berber’s story is recounted through the thoughts and remembrance of the elderly lady (played by Lotti Huber) who is confined in a lunatic asylum. There, in her dreams and exchanges with patients and staff, scenes from Anita's scandalous life are relived. The film is divided in two sections with all scenes taking place on the asylum shot in black and white and the Anita Berber part shot in color.
- Murray, Images in the Dark, p. 108
- Murray, Raymond. Images in the Dark: An Encyclopedia of Gay and Lesbian Film and Video Guide. TLA Publications, 1994, ISBN 1880707012
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