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Die linkshändige Frau (1978)

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After returning from a business trip in Finland, Bruno (Bruno Ganz) find that his wife Marianne (Edith Clever) wants her husband to leave her alone with their son. A struggle with loneliness and adapting to the new situation ensues.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Edith Clever ...
Marianne
Markus Mühleisen ...
Stefan - Sohn
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Bruno
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Kellner
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Franziska - Lehrerin
Bernhard Wicki ...
Verleger
Nicholas Novikoff ...
Fahrer
Bernhard Minetti ...
Vater
Rüdiger Vogler ...
Schauspieler
Jany Holt ...
Frau im Versammlungslokal
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Mann mit dem T-Shirt
Philippe Calzerques ...
Stefan's Friend
Ines Des Longchamps ...
Frau mit Kind
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Simone Benmuse
Sam Cuzelin
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After returning from a business trip in Finland, Bruno (Bruno Ganz) find that his wife Marianne (Edith Clever) wants her husband to leave her alone with their son. A struggle with loneliness and adapting to the new situation ensues.

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26 May 1978 (West Germany)  »

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The Left-Handed Woman  »

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Why is this film not on video?
1 June 1999 | by (Alabama) – See all my reviews

I saw "The Left-Handed Woman" on its original release more than twenty years ago, and though I have never seen it since it continues to haunt me. The performance by Edith Clever I think is one of the most moving depictions of the solitary individual that I know. Handke perfectly realizes his own haunting story in cinematic form. I have had no luck finding the movie on video, but someday surely I shall be able to see and admire it again. A terribly neglected masterpiece.


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