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Effi Briest

Fontane - Effi Briest oder: Viele, die eine Ahnung haben von ihren Möglichkeiten und Bedürfnissen und dennoch das herrschende System in ihrem Kopf akzeptieren durch ihre Taten und es somit festigen und durchaus bestätigen

West Germany, 1974
Drama, History

Synopsis

Fassbinder’s adaptation of a late 19th-century novel by Theodor Fontane is an austere period piece. The titular heroine (Hanna Schygulla) is a 17-year-old girl forced into a loveless marriage with an old count. Living as the aristocrat’s trophy wife, Effi endures her provincial existence unhappily.

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Effi Briest Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1974 | Winner: Interfilm Award

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