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  1. P D Dawson's rating of the film The Marriage of Maria Braun

    A terse and unfriendly film in many ways. There are no particularly likeable characters, not even Maria Braun, but nevertheless it captures the imagination and holds its own with a strange atmosphere of post-war Germany. Maria is also a very perplexing and intriguing character with a gravitating onscreen presence. Even though she is cold, she grows under the skin, much the way she does to the men in her life.

  2. Superfrog's rating of the film The Marriage of Maria Braun

    The setup is pretty good, and the character is strangely likable in its assertiveness. It works as a a social, political and historical commentary. And is generally a gripping watch.

  3. Angus George Alexander Brown's rating of the film The Marriage of Maria Braun

    Gorgeously directed naturalism. The story is dynamic and organic and the characters layered and textured. On top of all this, these are some of the most haunting end credits I've ever seen.

  4. darth_david@msn.com's rating of the film The Marriage of Maria Braun

    Fassbinder es un genio en los diálogos. Sabe decir mucho con pocas palabras Visualmente es como sus demás películas, no es la mejor técnica, ni la más estética, pero el guión es muy fuerte.

  5. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film The Marriage of Maria Braun

    Another fine film from Rainer Werner Fassbinder, this shows the lengths that the titular Maria Braun goes to in order to stay alive in post-war Germany while maintaining her marriage to a husband that she spends most of the movie kept apart from. Hanna Schygulla constantly looks as if she has just stepped out of an '80s music video, but she backs up her look with a fantastic central performance.

  6. Christofi Cotonou's rating of the film The Marriage of Maria Braun

    Yes, it's a fine allegory for post-war Germany and the performances are quite good. However, Fassbinder's most mainstream flick is still not as enjoyable as his more challenging films like PVK or Fear Eats the Soul. And I found myself counting away the minutes, wishing I was watching those instead. Good, but not deserved of it's reputation as one of RWF's finest.

  7. Murky's rating of the film The Marriage of Maria Braun

    ugh, where has this been all my life. 4.5

  8. Tja's rating of the film The Marriage of Maria Braun

    Perhaps I'm missing something, but I found this slow and in places simply poorly acted. The opening is great, but its downhill from there. The issue of Germany's national post-WW2 re-build and how one woman goes about it is relevant and potentially moving, but otherwise perhaps something's been lost in translation? I can't explain the ending. Anyone?

  9. SiIencio's rating of the film The Marriage of Maria Braun

    Epic melodrama, an allegory of post-war German emotional supression and laborious rise, but aching with coldness and suffering from lack of introspection. Fassbinder, the analytical, methodical enfant terrible by numbers, and Schygulla, the overwhelming Maria Braun, take the film by storm, a film that substantiates style but neglects depth and soul, rushing an end that uncovers vague references to the past.

  10. Stefan Drees's rating of the film The Marriage of Maria Braun

    Fassbinder's analogy between biographical and political history is brilliant, especially regarding the sound. The comments from the radio - from missing people in the beginning to the discussion about rearmament to the winnig of the World Championship in the end - reflect Maria's development on the personal level. And the camera work of Michael Ballhaus - may he rest in peace - is extraordinary.

  11. FISCHER's rating of the film The Marriage of Maria Braun

    Film intelligent et solide qui pose indirectement les questions essentielles et pertinentes sur le peuple allemand et à fortiori sur son système économico-politique récent... www.cinefiches.com

  12. Wee Hunk's rating of the film The Marriage of Maria Braun

    "Hurts, does it? In pain, are you? Are they coming up out of their holes, George? All those helpless little blonde girls with frightened eyes. Are they coming out of the rubble? Are you going to give them fags? ... 'Up with their dresses and down with their knickers.' Time has come for roll-call. You can't say you haven't asked for it, old son. Time to part." - Philip Marlow, Singing Detective, ep 3, 36 min mark.

  13. David Sindmark Hörnfeldt's rating of the film The Marriage of Maria Braun

    I saw the first half a long time ago, being raptured. When I saw it all I found it well made but not very engaging. Maybe I need to see it again.

  14. EdieEmm's rating of the film The Marriage of Maria Braun

    F - with his unflinching rejection of that weakness that makes us prone to self-protective oversimplification - writes complicated characters into complicated situations (the analyses of which often reveal as much about the viewer as the film...) And his Maria, neither "indelible monster"* nor some idealistic victim of post-war circumstance, is that: F's challenge to Germans (et al) to confront real-world complexity.

  15. bangtan's rating of the film The Marriage of Maria Braun

  16. Bob's rating of the film The Marriage of Maria Braun

    A drama that comes out mostly as a weary, talkative and exhausting soap opera is overshadowed by Hanna Schygulla's screen presence and performance. There's also charming cinematography and fitting music numbers. And it's concluded in a fashionable way of life's uncertainty and fragile foundations as a comparison between post-war era and life that was supposed to be lived as a paradoxical allegory.

  17. Salvador Amores's rating of the film The Marriage of Maria Braun

    troubling. 110 minutes of the adventures of a disgusting nazi female disguised as an "empowered woman" with virtually no political standpoint from the filmmaker until the very end. something's not quite right?

  18. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film The Marriage of Maria Braun

  19. eugenie de sade's rating of the film The Marriage of Maria Braun

    hanna schygulla is to germany what magnani is to italy

  20. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film The Marriage of Maria Braun

    Pretty solid, with some good performances, but again, not my favorite Fassbinder.

  21. Max.Madrid's rating of the film The Marriage of Maria Braun

  22. marinos@agxivatein.com's rating of the film The Marriage of Maria Braun

    IMO this is simultaneously an existential story about the coming of age and the ever-(de/re)construction of love and oneself, as well as a metaphor about the true dimensions of the post-WWII German economic miracle. Maria Braun dedicated her life to the very same things she betrayed to be forever traumatised yet alive so that she would to come back one day and rejoice--at least so she thought... A masterpiece!

  23. James Mackin's rating of the film The Marriage of Maria Braun

    One of my favourite Fassbinder's, it's basically about a sexually frustrated husband and wife who never have sex.

  24. ihor's rating of the film The Marriage of Maria Braun

    The shocking realization of national German atrocities led to a perhaps natural reaction of withdrawal. So the Germans marched on ignoring the past to produce an economic miracle. Fassbinder's tale essentially portrays this allegorically through the rise of a woman who succeeds spectacularly while somewhat soullessly. Despite the clever allegory the rest of film seemed to lack the best of Fassbiner's edge.

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