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Die linkshändige Frau (1978)

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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Credited cast:
Edith Clever ...
Marianne
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Bruno
Bernhard Minetti ...
Vater
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Verleger
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Franziska - Lehrerin
Rüdiger Vogler ...
Schauspieler
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Kellner
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Frau im Versammlungslokal
Ines Des Longchamps ...
Frau mit Kind
Markus Mühleisen ...
Stefan - Sohn
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Simone Benmuse
Philippe Calzerques ...
Stefan's Friend
Sam Cuzelin
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Mann mit dem T-Shirt
Walter Greinhart
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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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Die linkshändige Frau (1978) was shot and is set in the town Clamart, close to Paris, France. Director Peter Handke himself lived in Clamart between 1977 and 1978 with his daughter Amina. See more »

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one of the most neglected of seventies films
16 November 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Peter Handke was best known as a novelist,playwright and screenwriter of many of Wenders' early films(he went on to write "Wings of desire" nine years later)when he made this,his debut feature.Few novelists make the transition to director easily but this film is remarkably assured for a first effort.Edith Clever,the German actress who starred very memorably for Eric Rohmer as "The Marquise of O" plays the housewife who one day announces that she wants a divorce from her husband.No reasons or explanations are ever given;the viewer can only speculate about her state of mind as the film proceeds in a series of beautifully shot, reflective scenes photographed by Wenders' usual cameraman Robby Mueller.The static camera-work and long takes are reminiscent of Japanese master Yasujiro Ozu.


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