Yesterday Girl

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Kluge's first feature traces the misadventures of Anita G. (played by his sister Alexandra), a young refugee from East Germany, as she wanders through the Economic Miracle but fails to find a place in it. Always penniless and often involved in petty crime, she meets a string of people who try to 'improve' and/or seduce her, but never gets to the root of her problems. Kluge makes it clear that she's a product of Germany's past, and his basic point is the simple one that Germany is trying to sweep its history under the carpet. But his Godardian wit and informality give the argument countless resonances, and keep the movie surprisingly fresh.

By: TR

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Duration: 90 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Alexander Kluge
Screenwriter: Alexander Kluge
Cast: Alexandra Kluge
Günther Mack
Eva Maria Meinecke
Hans Korte
Edith Kuntze-Pellogio
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