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|Volker Schlöndorff||Director, Screenwriter|
|Manfred Arbter||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Detlev Fichtner||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Susanne Hopf||Production Designer|
Posted October 1, 2010
In the manner of "Thunderheart" this is one of those movies that takes a series of true events involving different people and frames them as though they happened to one person. In this case, it takes a female member of one of the Baader-Meinhof/Red Army Faction type of terrorist groups active in Germany during the seventies and eighties. After at least one bank robbery and a bloody prison escape, she seeks asylum in East Germany, where she adopts the life of a typical worker. THe "Legend" of the title refers to the cover story she is given. She learns that the workers aren't thrilled with socialism and that she is far more dedicated to the cause than her coworkers will ever become. The description of the movie states that there is some sort of lesbian/bisexual content to the movie, but other than one kiss on the lips when she is forced to change cover stories, I didn't see anything like this. Too bad, it may have made the movie more interesting. All in all it was disjointed and disappointing, wasting an idea that could have amounted to something.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.