The Marriage of Maria Braun


The Marriage of Maria Braun 15

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Cast: Klaus Lowitsch, Hanna Schygulla

With English Subtitles

Country: West Germany
Year: 1980
Duration: 115m

Taking inspiration in Douglas Sirk’s melodramas, Fassbinder’s greatest critical and commercial success follows Maria Braun, a woman finding herself in dire poverty in post-World War II Germany, after losing her husband to the Russian front. Using her great beauty and ambitions, she determinedly rises to prosperity, but things take a deadly turn when her husband unexpectedly returns.


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