In 1934, Rökk was offered a contract with the Universum Film AG (UFA) in Germany, where she became one of the most famous filmstars of the time, performing in operetta movies like Leichte Kavallerie, Der Bettelstudent or Gasparone together with Johannes Heesters. She had her final breakthrough with a double role in Kora Terry, a 1940 film directed by her future husband Georg Jacoby with several dance interludes quite revealing at that time. In the same year, Rökk appeared in the propaganda film Wunschkonzert by Eduard von Borsody (as herself), followed by her performance in Georg Jacoby's Women Are Better Diplomats (Frauen sind doch bessere Diplomaten, UFA's first Agfacolor motion picture) in 1941, together with Willy Fritsch.
After World War II, she received a profession ban, but was rehabilitated in 1947 and could continue her movie career.
"It is boring for one. It is not this or that being that we are bored by. It is not we who, on the occasion of this particular situation, are ourselves bored - rather: it is boring for one (Es ist einem langweilig). It is not this or that being within easy reach in this particular situation which tellingly refuses itself, but rather all those beings which precisely envelop us in the situation recede into an indifference.
Yet not only all beings in whatever specific situation we happen to be in, wherever this 'it is boring for one' arises, but rather the 'it is boring for one' itself explodes the situation and places us in the full expanse of whatever is in each case manifest as a whole to this specific Dasein as such, in each case has been manifest, and in each case could be. There is a telling refusal on the part of beings as a whole, and this in turn not merely in one particular respect, in our looking retrospectively at something particular, or in the prospect of something particular that we wish to undertake with these beings. Rather these beings refuse themselves as a whole in the said expanse in every respect, altogether in prospect and in retrospect. In this fashion beings become indifferent as a whole."
M. Heidegger, The Fundamental Concepts of Metaphysics (McNeil and Walker, trans.) 143.
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