Das schreckliche Mädchen (1990) AKA The Nasty Girl


Sonja is a German high school student who participates in a writing contest and endeavors to write an essay about her town’s history during the Third Reich and its resistance to it. To her dismay, and more so the town’s, she uncovers instead definite collaboration during the period. As she digs deeper, she must struggle against the town’s vocal and violent opposition to her search for the truth.

Director: Michael Verhoeven. AKA The Nasty Girl
Stars: Lena Stolze, Monika Baumgartner, Hans-Reinhard Müller, Michal Gahr, Robert Giggenbach, Elisabeth Bertram, Fred Stillkrauth, Michel Guillaume, Barbara Gallauner, Udo Thomer, Ludwig Wühr, Christof Wackernagel, Richard Süßmeier, Sandra White, Rudolf Klaffenböck, Karin Thaler. 

1991 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
1991 Golden Globes – Nominated for the award for Best Foreign Language Film.
1990 Berlin International Film Festival – Winner of the Silver Bear. 
1990 Berlin International Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Bear.
1990 Chicago International Film Festival – Nominated for the Gold Hugo.


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  1. Michael
    September 16, 2018

    excellent film. must for all

  2. September 16, 2018

    Yes! This one I remember. Made Barry Norman’s Best Films Of 1990 list and then faded away.

  3. Broken Sapper
    November 7, 2023


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