Directed by Michael Verhoeven, “The Nasty Girl,” Germany’s Oscar nominated film, is based on the factual story of Anja Rosmus,
The fictionalized screen tale centers on a Bavarian female student, who enters into a national competition by writing a revelatory essay about her small town during the Nazi era,
Her research for the paper reveals some harsh truth about citizens who previously seemed decent and respectful. No one likes her digging and he becomes a target of anger, hate and protest.
The good actress Lena Stoltze gives a strong performance in the titular role, playing the woman at various phases of her life.
Oscar Nominations: 1
Best Foreign Language Picture
Oscar Awards: None
The surprise winner of the Best Foreign Language Oscar was “Journey of Hope” from Switzerland.
The other contenders in this category were all superior to the winner: “Cyrano De Bergerac” from France, “Ju Dou” from China, and “Open Door” from Italy.