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The Marriage of Maria Braun

The Marriage of Maria Braun 15 rating

With a blazing star performance from Hanna Schygulla in the title role, this was the greatest critical and commercial success of Fassbinder’s career.

Drama 1978 120 mins

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Overview

With a blazing star performance from Hanna Schygulla in the title role, this was the greatest critical and commercial success of Fassbinder’s career, and was the ‘German Hollywood film’ he’d longed to make. It’s the ‘everywoman’ tale of Maria Braun, whose marriage lasts less than one day before her husband is sent to the front. When he fails to return in 1945, she struggles to rebuild her life in the terrible aftermath of WWII.