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Effi Briest

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Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
West Germany, 1974
Drama, History

Synopsis

17-year-old Effi Briest is forced into a loveless marriage with the elderly Baron von Instetten. Living as the aristocrat’s trophy wife, Effi endures her provincial existence unhappily. Because of her husband’s constant traveling, she finds companionship with Major Crampas, a charismatic womanizer.

Synopsis

17-year-old Effi Briest is forced into a loveless marriage with the elderly Baron von Instetten. Living as the aristocrat’s trophy wife, Effi endures her provincial existence unhappily. Because of her husband’s constant traveling, she finds companionship with Major Crampas, a charismatic womanizer.

Effi BriestDirected byRainer Werner Fassbinder

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Awards & Festivals

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Berlin International Film Festival
1974 | Winner: Interfilm Award

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