The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

Director: Volker Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta
Year Released: 1975
Rating: 0.5

Aloof picture by Schlöndorff and von Trotta about a woman who falls for a terrorist/"anarchist" wanted by the government - we're supposed to pity her and the treatment she receives, but the way the directors have it play out (based on the novel by Heinrich Böll), she isn't remotely sympathetic or intelligent, and plays indignant when she could be working to free herself. A reasonably insightful person would have at least been slightly more cooperative; she's almost determined to destroy her 'honor' (as much as the equally repugnant media, who will do anything for a story, and are the main target of excessive finger-pointing), making the entire movie rather pointless.