Geierwally (1988)

Genres - Drama, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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Geierwally is a parody of a film genre indigenous to Germany, involving "star-crossed" lovers who are reunited after undergoing horrendous personal experiences. Samy Orfgren plays Geierwally, whose romance with Gottfried Lackmann is stymied by her family's plans to marry her to wicked Christophe Eichhorn. She runs off to the mountains (another German movie genre takeoff), fully secure that Lackmann will hurry to her rescue. The film improves upon the 1940s films of this ilk by including plenty of barely dressed frauleins. A male cross-dresser (Ralph Morgenstern) is another purely modern touch in Geierwally's old-fashioned proceedings.



Germany, marriage-arranged, mountains, runaway [from home], star-crossed-lovers