- Actors: Lena Stolze, Hans-Reinhard Müller, Monika Baumgartner, Elisabeth Bertram, Michael Gahr
- Directors: Michael Verhoeven
- Writers: Michael Verhoeven
- Producers: Michael Verhoeven, Helmut Rasp, Senta Berger
- Format: PAL
- Language: German
- Subtitles: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: 15
- Studio: Arrow
- DVD Release Date: 7 Feb. 2005
- Run Time: 92 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B0006SJ3IQ
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,129 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
The Nasty Girl [DVD] 
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
This film is one of my favourite foreign films because it is hilarious, bold and full of frustration. The heroine, Sonja narrates the tale and is a character I can really identify with. She's very funny, and very cheeky and manages to somehow wittle the truth about her town's dealings with the 3rd Reich from the dusty and haughty inhabitants. The film is unusually made with some of the film sets being more like theatre sets with photographic backdrops and few props. Sonja's early memories are black and white which lends the film an atmospheric feel. It's beautifully acted and full of quirky touches, but most importantly whilst funny at the start the film soon developes into a grim story about the struggle to find the truth no matter what.
However, the DVD transfer is appalling. The 15/9 original format has been pan and scanned to 4/3, the colors are often muddy, and the subtitles can be unreadable. Please, please, please, will someone redo this transfer so it respects the original?
The film is well paced and will have you investigating with her. Everyone speaks slow and clear enough that this film could be used in a class on learning German.
The film starts off very light heartedly with her childhood and then gets rather serious when she starts to investigates the town's forgotten past in the Nazi era. The film does a good job of focusing on the challenges that she faces in revealing the truth rather than focusing on the history, which we could already imagine.
If you've seen other films that deal with the struggle for de-Nazification, such as Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (also a very good film), this will be a refreshing change.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A ludicrous film. It's as if the mountain of documentary evidence of the nazi period is not available for research by anyone that is interested.Published on 20 May 2015 by Arpee.
I bought The Nasty Girl blind, not knowing either the film, nor director. It was that it had been Oscar nominated and the title and cover suggested something juicy and punky, that... Read morePublished on 26 Mar. 2012 by Tim Kidner
This theme will take another gereration or two before it works its way out of the German psyche. This film represents profound issues but very cleverly in a less than serious... Read morePublished on 13 May 2011 by Mike M