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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
Bernhard Wicki ...
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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26 May 1978 (West Germany)  »

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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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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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