Die Rote (1962)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - Italy, West Germany  |  
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Redhead, originally released in Germany as Die Rote, is adapted from a novel by Alfred Andersch. Ruth Leuwerik is the carrot-topped protagonist, at wit's end over her disappointing marriage and disillusioning secondary romance. She drops both husband and lover to head to Venice, hoping there to land a job and to enjoy a more fulfilling life. Each person with whom Leuwerik comes in contact is also running away from himself or herself; so much for Venice. After being victimized by deceivers and exploited by self-absorbed martyrs, Leuwerik wearily returns home. Rosanno Brazzi, Giorgio Albertazzi and Gert Froebe costar in Redhead.

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extramarital-affair, marital-problems, seduction