A bright Bavarian girl, Sonja (Lena Stolze), quickly becomes unpopular when she attempts to research an essay entitled 'My Town in the Third Reich'. The reprisals against her family force her to drop her project, but years later the adult Sonja decides to try again. Michael Verhoeven directs this look at modern German hypocrisy, based on the true story of Anja Rosmus.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: German ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Cast/Crew Interview(s), Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: Lena Stolze stars as Sonja, a young Bavarian woman whose submission to an essay contest explores her hometown's affiliation with the Third Reich; as she learns more and more of the truth, she is increasingly victimized by her fellow townspeople, who do not want the scars from their past ripped open anew. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, Berlin International Film Festival, Golden Globes, Oscar Academy Awards, Vancouver International Film Festival, ...The Nasty Girl ( Das Schreckliche Mädchen )