Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
This film's title, translated as The All-Around Reduced Personality - Outtakes spoofs a commonly heard phrase on East German radio "the all-around realized Socialist personality." Here, a single mother who doesn't feel she's good for much of anything, she is a free-lance photographer who is hanging on economically by a thread, wins a commission to document East and West Berlin from a womens' liberation point of view. Her adventures and the resulting pictures, along with her witty and pungent comments on them, carry the rest of the film, which was a huge box-office success in West Berlin.
mother, photography, poverty, women's-issues