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EFFI BRIEST [1974]

EFFI BRIEST [1974]

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EFFI BRIEST [1974]

  • Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Starring Hanna Schygulla, Wolfgang Schenck, Ulli Lommel, Irm Hermann
  • 1974 | 140mins | Germany | (U)

When 17-year-old Effi Briest (Hanna Schygulla) marries the elderly Baron von Instetten (Wolfgang Schenck), she moves to a small, isolated Baltic town and a house that she fears is haunted. Because of her husband's constant traveling, Effi finds companionship with Major Crampas (Ulli Lommel), a charismatic womanizer. Several years later, details about the relationship between Effi and Crampas come to light, with disastrous consequences for her marriage.