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Rainer Werner Fassbinder had been wanting to adapt Theodor Fontane’s classic German novel Effi Briest ever since he first picked up a film camera. Originally intended to be his feature debut, the project took years to get off the ground and finally surfaced in 1974, in the process becoming his most expensive production to date as well as one of his most ambitious.

Dubbed ‘the German Madame Bovary’, Effi Briest tells of a seventeen-year-old girl (played by Hanna Schygulla) who is married off by her parents to a wealthy Baron (Wolfgang Schenk) more than twice her age. Lonely and dissatisfied, she seeks solace in the companionship of her husband’s friend, Major Crampas (Ulli Lommel).

Beautifully recreating late nineteenth century Germany and gorgeously shot in black and white, Effi Briest also serves to showcase Schygulla, here giving her first star performance for Fassbinder.

studio:
Arrow Academy
Run Time:
140 mins approx.
Director:
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Dubbing Languages:

German

Certificate:
U
Actor:
Hanna Schygulla

Ulli Lommel

Irm Hermann
Aspect Ratio:
1.37:1
Subtitle Languages:
English
Main Language:
German
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
2
Brand:
Arrow Academy

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Arrow Video - Join the Cult!

Rainer Werner Fassbinder had been wanting to adapt Theodor Fontane’s classic German novel Effi Briest ever since he first picked up a film camera. Originally intended to be his feature debut, the project took years to get off the ground and finally surfaced in 1974, in the process becoming his most expensive production to date as well as one of his most ambitious.

Dubbed ‘the German Madame Bovary’, Effi Briest tells of a seventeen-year-old girl (played by Hanna Schygulla) who is married off by her parents to a wealthy Baron (Wolfgang Schenk) more than twice her age. Lonely and dissatisfied, she seeks solace in the companionship of her husband’s friend, Major Crampas (Ulli Lommel).

Beautifully recreating late nineteenth century Germany and gorgeously shot in black and white, Effi Briest also serves to showcase Schygulla, here giving her first star performance for Fassbinder.

studio:
Arrow Academy
Run Time:
140 mins approx.
Director:
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Dubbing Languages:

German

Certificate:
U
Actor:
Hanna Schygulla

Ulli Lommel

Irm Hermann
Aspect Ratio:
1.37:1
Subtitle Languages:
English
Main Language:
German
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
2
Brand:
Arrow Academy

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