a brillant part of fassbinder's crowning trilogy. the film contains another mesmirzing lead performance, as well as an allegory of veronika as celebrated during the war, but hidden away afterwards just like germany's past. also, this film is a clear suggestion that not everyone gained from the economic miracle. a beautiful piece in crisp black and white too. fassbinder is a great auteur and this is a masterpiece.
Fassbinder's last great film, shot in gorgeous black & white, with wonderful performances by all the actors, especially Hilmar Thate as the reporter. It's a fictionalized account of a true story, but is told in usual Fassbinder style: imagine "Sunset Boulevard" as if directed by Douglas Sirk, with undercurrents of Hitchcock's "Rebecca" and Welle's "Citizen Kane". Sad to think within a year Fassbinder would be dead.
It's not unrealistic to think Fassbinder could be making films today if he were alive. Oh, what films they'd be.
Though it is hard to think how much Veronika Voss could be improved. Equal parts Von Sternberg and Douglas Sirk, Fassbinder is on top of his game with what has been called his last great film. Cinematography, script and performances are top-shelf, but how about the soundtrack?