ROSALIE GOES SHOPPING
A film by Percy Adlon
Marianne Sägebrecht • Brad Davis • Judge Reinhold
Erika Blumberger, Willy Harlander, Patricia Zehentmayr,
John Hawkes, Alex Winter, Courtney Kraus
When you're $100,000 in debt, it's your problem. When you're $1,000,000 in debt...it's the bank's...
"Säegebrecht is so disarming, so serenely tough and so utterly unclassifiable that her presence works real magic."
– Janet Maslin, The New York Times
"It's like The Addams Family in Arkansas, without the creepiness."
– Anonymous reviewer, IMDB
Marianne Sägebrecht, the Junoesque heroine of SUGARBABY and BAGDAD CAFE, returns as GI wife and mother Rosalie, who is doing her best to live the American Dream in Stuttgart, Arkansas. You can't help but fall in love with this innocently tacky family, as they pile onto the couch to watch commercials and sing along with the jingles. But Rosalie's credit card bills are catching up to her, and it seems she will be another victim of American consumerism...until she discovers computers and the nascent Internet. Sitting at the keyboard in her negligee, Rosalie conquers the financial big leagues as an unrepentant hacker and con woman extraordinaire. As she beats the system to a pulp, it is deeply satisfying to watch her serve the predatory capitalists with a generous dose of their own medicine.
Screenplay by Percy and Eleonore Adlon
Produced by Eleonore Adlon
Produced for television by Dietrich von Watzdorf
Director of Photography - Bernd Heinl
Editor - Jean Claude Piroue
Production design - Stephen Lineweaver
Costume design - Elizabeth Warner Nankin
Score by Bob Telson
A pelemele Film production
Shot on 35mm in the autumn of 1998 in Stuttgart, AK
English, 94 minutes
Official German Entry, Cannes Film Festival, 1990
Best Film, Section “Cinema y Denaro”, International Film Festival Viareggio, 1998