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401 Ratings

Effi Briest

Fontane Effi Briest

West Germany, 1974
Drama, History

Synopsis

17-year-old Effi Briest is forced into a loveless marriage with the elderly Baron von Instetten. Living as the aristocrat’s trophy wife, Effi endures her provincial existence unhappily. Because of her husband’s constant traveling, she finds companionship with Major Crampas, a charismatic womanizer.

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Effi Briest Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1974 | Winner: Interfilm Award

Shanghai International Film Festival

2017

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