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Effi Briest 1974

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Effi Briest 1974 U

135 mins Federal Republic of Germany Director. Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Fassbinder's exquisitely subtle rendition of Fontane’s great novel of 1896. The plight of 17-year-old Effi (Hanna Schygulla) – forced into a socially advantageous marriage with a much older man – is touchingly depicted, but what really interests Fassbinder is the novelist’s complex attitude to the society of his day. This is no melodrama, but a meticulous dissection of a literary masterpiece.

Directed by

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Featuring

Ulli Lommel

Hanna Schygulla

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Genres

Drama

Collection

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Certificate

U Contains infrequent mild violence

Released

1974

Country

Federal Republic of Germany

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