Genre: DRAMA / ROMANCE
Release Dates: 1979
Production Company: Albatros Produktion / Fengler FilmsFilmverlag der Autoren / Tango Film / Trio Film / Westdeutscher Rundfunk
The Marriage of Maria Braun follows the life of a young German woman named Maria Braun (Hanna Schygulla), married to a former soldier (Klaus Lowitsch) in the waning days of WWII. The film details the sad lives of German citizens, dealing with a lost war, and a lost spirit and trying to maintain their dignity through it all.
After Maria’s husband is sent to the Russian front during World War II and eventually reported dead, she pines for him, despite half-heartedly taking lovers and eventually amassing her own fortune. It is frequently grouped in a trilogy with Veronika Voss and Lola due to the shared theme of women’s experiences with loss and survival in postwar Germany.
Crew: Rainer Werner Fassbinder (director, dialogue and story writer); Pea Frohlich, Kurt Raab and Peter Marthesheimer (additional dialogue and screenplay); Michael Fengler (producer)
Cast: Hanna Schygulla as Maria Braun, Klaus LOwitsch as Hermann Braun, Ivan Desny as Karl Oswald, Gisela Uhlen as Mother, Elisabeth Trissenaar as Betti Klenze, Gottfried John as Willi Klenze, Hark Bohm as Senkenberg, Greg Eagles as Bill, Claus Holm as Doctor, Gunter Lamprecht as Hans Wetzel, Anton Schiersner as Grandpa Berger, Lilo Pempeit as Frau Ehmke, Sonja Neudorfer as Red Cross nurse, Volker Spengler as Trahttp://www.nostalgia.com/in conductor and Isolde Barth as Vevi
Studio: New Yorker Films
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Film is in German with English Sub-Titles
Film Fetish trivia:
The film was the winner of the Silver Bear, Berlin Film Festival. It also won German Oscars for Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress.