Ich hab' dir nie einen Rosengarten versprochen (1977)

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Ich hab’ dir nie einen Rosengarten versprochen: Directed by Anthony Page. With Kathleen Quinlan, Bibi Andersson, Ben Piazza, Lorraine Gary. A disturbed,institutionalized 16-year-old girl struggles between fantasy and reality.

“I agree completely with Dara. I was 20 when I saw it and I would recommend reading the book first, which gives you the background for Deborahu0026#39;s dreamlife. The film canu0026#39;t even begin to show the cruel beauty of her inner world, and (perhaps appropriately) omits any reference to her ethnic and familial demons.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWhen I think of this movie, I see the look in Kathleen Quinlanu0026#39;s eyes. Her performance is precocious and utterly…amazing, especially for an actress just into her 20u0026#39;s. She seems possessed, wholly inhabited by the character of Deborah, and her scenes with Bibi Andersson are magical. I would credit the director and cinematographer with the wonderful feel of the movie, but Quinlanu0026#39;s portrayal of a young girl marooned in a parallel universe of her mindu0026#39;s own devising is timeless.”

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