The Nasty Girl


(out of 5)

Original title:  Das Schreckliche Madchen

Fantastic film that works as an intellectual mystery. A high school student () decides to do a research project on the small town she lives in, focusing on the town’s participation in World War II when the country was under Nazi control. What she discovers are deep, dark secrets that no one in town will admit to or discuss, turning her simple project into a dangerous mission.  The years go by and Stolze’s determination to find out the truth is unwavering despite the fact that the townspeople have begun to turn on her and her family in an effort to silence her once and for all. Michael Verhoeven does a fantastic job of bringing out the juicy, detective-style plot to the forefront without sacrificing the deep, probing issues that lurk closely beneath the surface.

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West Germany, 1990

Directed by

Screenplay by Michael Verhoeven

Cinematography by

Produced by , , Michael Verhoeven

Music by , , ,

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1990

Golden Globe Awards 1990

National Board of Review Awards 1990.  

New York Film Critics Awards 1990.  

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