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Effi Briest (1974)
"Fontane Effi Briest" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  16 June 1977 (USA)
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In the nineteenth century, seventeen year old Effi Briest is married to the older Baron von Instetten and moves into a house, that she believes has a ghost, in a small isolated Baltic town.... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Wolfgang Schenck ...
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Lilo Pempeit ...
Frau Briest
Herbert Steinmetz ...
Ursula Strätz ...
Irm Hermann ...
Karlheinz Böhm ...
Wüllersdorf (as Karl-Heinz Böhm)
Karl Scheydt ...
Kruse
Barbara Lass ...
Polnische Köchin
Rudolf Lenz ...
Geheimrat Rummschüttel
Andrea Schober ...
Annie von Instetten
Eva Mattes ...
Theo Tecklenburg ...
Pastor Niemeyer
An Dorthe Braker ...
Frau Pasche (as Anndorthe Braker)
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In the nineteenth century, seventeen year old Effi Briest is married to the older Baron von Instetten and moves into a house, that she believes has a ghost, in a small isolated Baltic town. She soon bears a daughter, Annie, and hires the lapsed Catholic Roswitha to look after her. Effi is lonely when her husband is away on business, so she spends time riding and walking along the shore with Major Crampas. Instetten is promoted to Ministerial Councillor and the family moves to Berlin, where Effi enjoys the social life. Six years later, the Baron is given letters from Crampas to Effi that convince him that they had an affair. He feels obliged to challenge Crampas to a duel and banish Effi from the house. Written by Will Gilbert

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder insisted that Kurt Raab have a bald patch shaved into his scalp for an important scene. Raab did what was asked of him only for Fassbinder to drop the scene altogether. See more »

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Effi Briest: One's associations are connected not only with one's personal experiences, but also with what one has heard or happens to know.
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deep movie
10 January 2003 | by (nyc) – See all my reviews

a highly philosophical, political, deep, beautiful masterpiece of Fontane, reiterated by Fassbinder. I believe that Fassbinder chose this book because it's reflects his own story of "Angst", in his case, the guilt that if we know the mistakes of our society but still hesitate to rebel.this movie, as most Fassbinder titles is no superficial hollywood entertainment, it made me think.


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