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The Marriage of Maria Braun (Die Ehe der Maria Braun) (1979)

The Marriage of Maria Braun
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Hanna Schygulla Hanna Schygulla
Maria Braun
Klaus Löwitsch Klaus Löwitsch
Hermann Braun
Ivan Desny Ivan Desny
Karl Oswald
Gisela Uhlen Gisela Uhlen
Mother
Elisabeth Trissenaar Elisabeth Trissenaar
Betti Klenze
Gottfried John Gottfried John
Willi Klenze
Hark Bohm Hark Bohm
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Pea Fröhlich Pea Fröhlich
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Peter Märthesheimer Peter Märthesheimer
(screenplay)


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Description: Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The Marriage of Maria Braun is one of the finest movies this prolific German director has made. It is the story of a shrewd and ambitious woman who uses her sexual gifts as a means of achieving success. While her husband (Klaus Lowitsch) is off to war and presumed killed in action, Maria takes up with a black G.I. (George Byrd). She murders the American when her husband returns. He goes to prison in her stead. Maria then enters into a business venture with a rich entrepreneur and rises to power in the company before sleeping with him. Hanna Schygulla's performance as Maria Braun is a multilayered tr ... (more)
Release date: 23 March 1979
UPC: 715515014427
Tags: German (6), Drama (5), Marriage (5), Greed (4), Death (3), Suicide (3), Prostitution (3), Germany (3), 1970s (3), 1979 (2), Denial (2), Fascism (2), Post War (2), Prisoner (2), Interracial Relationship (1), Explosion (1), Capitalism (1), War Bride (1), You (1), Female Nudity (1)
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