Barbara Sukowa

Biography

A strikingly beautiful German lead actress, Barbara Sukowa broke into TV and films as the protégée of famed director Rainer Werner Fassbinder with his masterpiece mini-series _"Berlin Alexanderplatz" (1980) (mini)_ and the moody film drama _Lola (1981/I)_ in the title role. In the latter, Barbara won critical kudos portraying a cynical, manipulative singer/hooker who sets her sights on an unsuspecting town politician played by Armin Mueller-Stahl. Following Fassbinder's sudden death in 1982, Barbara was gloriously displayed in a couple of stark, brilliant, politically-motivated films by director Margarethe von Trotta. In Bleierne Zeit, Die (1981), Barbara won both the Venice Film Festival and German Film awards and as _Rosa Luxemburg (1986)_ , she copped the Cannes Film Festival award. A number of international productions, notably Lars von Trier's Europa (1991), brought Barbara to the attention of Hollywood. Although not well known here by name, this fascinating figure has added her exotic allure to a number of American films including The Sicilian (1987), M. Butterfly (1993), Johnny Mnemonic (1995), Cradle Will Rock (1999) and the just-completed Romance & Cigarettes (2005), which was written and directed by John Turturro. Barbara started up a second career as a concert vocalist in recent years, performing works by such classical composers as Arnold Schönberg, among others.

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Lola

Lola

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Europa

Katharina Hartmann

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Vision - Aus dem Leben der Hildegard von Bingen

Hildegard von Bingen

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Enkel für Anfänger

Philippa

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M Butterfly

Jeanne Gallimard

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Vor der Morgenröte - Stefan Zweig in Amerika

Friderike Zweig

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Die bleierne Zeit

Marianne

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Voyager

Hannah

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Rocca verandert de wereld

Dodo

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Two of Us

Nina

Starring In
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Enkel für Fortgeschrittene

Philippa

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Air

Kathe Dassler

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Daliland

Gala

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White Noise

Sister Hermann Marie

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Enkel für Anfänger

Philippa

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Two of Us

Nina

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Native Son

Peggy

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Rocca verandert de wereld

Dodo

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Gloria Bell

Melinda

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Atomic Blonde

Coroner

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Vor der Morgenröte - Stefan Zweig in Amerika

Friderike Zweig

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Die abhandene Welt

Caterina Fabiani / Evelyn Kromberger

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Fassbinder

Mieze (archive footage)

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Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt

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Nacht ohne Morgen

Katharina Dänert

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Veronika Decides to Die

Mrs. Deklava

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Vision - Aus dem Leben der Hildegard von Bingen

Hildegard von Bingen

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Die Entdeckung der Currywurst

Lena Brücker

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Romance & Cigarettes

Gracie

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13 Conversations About One Thing

Helen

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Urbania

Clara - The Married Woman

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The Third Miracle

Helen

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Cradle Will Rock

Sophie Silvano

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Lost Souls

Sheila Robinson

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Office Killer

Virginia Wingate

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Johnny Mnemonic

Anna Kalmann

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M Butterfly

Jeanne Gallimard

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Europa

Katharina Hartmann

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Voyager

Hannah

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The Sicilian

Camilla, Duchess of Crotone

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Days to Remember

Katharina

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Equator

Adele

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Die bleierne Zeit

Marianne

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Lola

Lola

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