Effi Briest Movie Review 1974

Information and Film Reviews for Effi Briest the Movie

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A 19th-century tragedy well-played by Schygulla and empowered with Fassbinder's directorial skills. Effi (Schygulla) is a 17 year-old beauty, unhappily married to a much older man. She drifts into a brief affair, which is not discovered for several years. When her husband does discover her past infidelity, the Prussian legal code permits him a chilling revenge. Based on a popular 19th-century novel by Theodor Fontane. In German with English subtitles.

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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 135 minutes.
Originally from German.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Drama, Period Piece: 19th Century, Tragedy, Marriage
Screenplay
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Cast
Hanna Schygulla, Wolfgang Schenck, Lilo Pempeit, Ulli Lommel
Cinematography
Jurgen Jurges, Dietrich Lohmann
Director
Rainer Werner Fassbinder

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