Coup de Grace Movie Review 1978

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Engaging political satire about a wealthy aristocratic woman in Latvia during the 1919-20 Civil War, and how she attempts to maintain her lifestyle as German soldiers are housed on her estate. Her unrequited love for a German officer adds to her troubles. In German with English subtitles. Co-written by von Trotta and based on the novel by Marguerite Yourcenar.


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Running time 96 minutes.
Originally from German, French.

Cast and Crew

Satire & Parody, War, General
Margarethe von Trotta
Margarethe von Trotta, Matthias Habich, Rudiger Kirschstein, Matthieu Carriere
Volker Schlondorff
Argos Films, Bioskop Film Munich

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