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  • Lilli Palmer as Charlotte Buff Kestner wearing a white gown with pink detailing in the 1975 film "Lotte in Weimar (The Beloved Returns)."
    • DEFA Stiftung

    Lotte in Weimar (The Beloved Returns)

    1975

    Costume seen on Lilli Palmer as Charlotte Buff Kestner

  • Katharina Thalbach as Lotte wearing a white gown with pink detailing in the 1976 film "Die Leiden des jungen Werthers (The Sorrows of Young Werther)."
    • DEFA Stiftung

    Die Leiden des jungen Werthers (The Sorrows of Young Werther)

    1976

    Costume seen on Katharina Thalbach as Lotte

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About the Costume

The GDR was famously chronically strapped for cash. Luckily, that did not hinder the DEFA film company to keep on filming. As may be expected: It shows!

Like with this costume, so pared back, one can hardly pinpoint the time period it was supposed to represent. On the other hand, it was very coherently reused: It (presumably) first appeared on Martina Wilka and Lilli Palmer playing young and older Charlotte Kestner, respectively, in 1975’s Lotte in Weimar – who, Thomas Mann argued, was fellow scribe Goethe’s inspiration for his Werther’s Lotte.

So, Lotte got to wear the costume in 1976’s The Sorrows of Young Werther – where Katharina Thalbach played her. Both films were directed by Egon Günther and costumed by Christiane Dorst, who worked on a large portion of 1970 to Mid-1990s 19th century set German movies.

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About the Costume

The GDR was famously chronically strapped for cash. Luckily, that did not hinder the DEFA film company to keep on filming. As may be expected: It shows!

Like with this costume, so pared back, one can hardly pinpoint the time period it was supposed to represent. On the other hand, it was very coherently reused: It (presumably) first appeared on Martina Wilka and Lilli Palmer playing young and older Charlotte Kestner, respectively, in 1975’s Lotte in Weimar – who, Thomas Mann argued, was fellow scribe Goethe’s inspiration for his Werther’s Lotte.

So, Lotte got to wear the costume in 1976’s The Sorrows of Young Werther – where Katharina Thalbach played her. Both films were directed by Egon Günther and costumed by Christiane Dorst, who worked on a large portion of 1970 to Mid-1990s 19th century set German movies.

The GDR was famously chronically strapped for cash. Luckily, that did not hinder the DEFA film company to keep on filming. As may be expected: It shows!

Like with this costume, so pared back, one can hardly pinpoint the time period it was supposed to represent. On the other hand, it was very coherently reused: It (presumably) first appeared on Martina Wilka and Lilli Palmer playing young and older Charlotte Kestner, respectively, in 1975’s Lotte in Weimar – who, Thomas Mann argued, was fellow scribe Goethe’s inspiration for his Werther’s Lotte.

So, Lotte got to wear the costume in 1976’s The Sorrows of Young Werther – where Katharina Thalbach played her. Both films were directed by Egon Günther and costumed by Christiane Dorst, who worked on a large portion of 1970 to Mid-1990s 19th century set German movies.

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  • Christiane Dorst

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