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A young woman works as a waitress because she is unable to pursue a real career after her brother is arrested for his political activities. She has an affair with an older man, who turns out to be the judge who sentenced her brother. Banned for exposing the realities of East German society, The Rabbit Is Me finally saw the light of day after reunification. and was praised as one of the most important German films ever.
Fresh, saucy sarcastic humor and a fluid camera.....clearly influenced by the new wave cinema. --Greencine
Extraordinary, head-on collisiion stuff!! --Guardian (UK)
Interesting in its thoughtfulness, naturalism, and the independent-minded strength of its young, blond, not-at-all-dumb heroine. --San Francisco Bay Guardian