Rosalie Goes Shopping

“When you’re $100,000 in debt, it’s your problem. When you’re a

million in debt… it’s the bank’s.” (well known writer, late 20th century)

 

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ROSALIE GOES SHOPPING (1989)

A film by Percy Adlon

Marianne Sägebrecht...........Rosalie

Brad Davis..........................Ray

Judge Reinhold....................Priest

Erika Blumberger.................Rosalie’s Mother

Willy Harlander....................Rosalie’s Father

Patricia Zehentmayr...……....Barbara

John Hawkes...........………..Schnucki

Alex Winter............………....Schatzi

Courtney Kraus....................April

Marianne Sägebrecht, Junoesque heroine of SUGARBABY and BAGDAD CAFE, returns as a GI wife and mother, Rosalie, now settled down in Stuttgart, Arkansas, who keeps her family afloat financially - by check and credit card fraud. Creditors send her so many notices that even the mailman is impressed. But as well as Rosalie manipulates the financial system of Stuttgart, she’s falling behind, until her great revelation comes. One day she discovers that if she owes the bank $100,000, the bank wants its money, but if she owes the bank $1 million, the bank is scared of her. That’s all she needs to know: she buys herself a home computer, hooks herself up with local industry and makes it into the financial big league. Adlon pokes fun at merchandise-mad America here with lighthearted cultural condescension. He goes for the underbelly where mind-numbing hypocrisies and bizarre contradictions lurk among eccentric people. But Rosalie, who starts out as a victim of American consumer society, ends up beating the system to a pulp as a computer hacker and con woman extraordinaire. “Rosalie is simply trying her best to understand, practice and master the American way,” says Adlon.wp3d346032.jpg

Directed by Percy Adlon

Written by Percy and Eleonore Adlon

Director of Photography - Bernd Heinl

Editor - Jean Claude Piroue

Music/Score by Bob Telson

Production Designer - Stephen Lineweaver

Costumes - Elizabeth Warner Nankin

Produced by - Eleonore Adlon

A pelemele Film with BR

Shot on 35 mm in the fall of 1998 in Stuttgart, Germany, Arkansas. Edited and mixed in Munich

Premiere: Cannes Film Festval, 1990

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Official German Entry, Cannes Film Festival, 1990

BEST FILM, Section “Cinema & Denaro,” EuropaCinema& TV, 15th International Film Festival, Viareggio, 1998

In English, 94 minutes

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