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Writers:
Pea Fröhlich (screenplay) and
Peter Märthesheimer (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
23 March 1979 (West Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Marriage Of Maria Braun. . . the marriage lasted no longer than half a day and a full night.
Plot:
A World War II widow seeks to adjust to life in postwar Germany. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 15 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Allegory of Postwar Germany See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Hanna Schygulla ... Maria Braun
Klaus Löwitsch ... Hermann Braun
Ivan Desny ... Karl Oswald
Gisela Uhlen ... Mother
Elisabeth Trissenaar ... Betti Klenze

Gottfried John ... Willi Klenze
Hark Bohm ... Senkenberg
George Eagles ... Bill (as George Byrd)
Claus Holm ... Doctor
Günter Lamprecht ... Hans Wetzel (as Günther Lamprecht)
Anton Schiersner ... Grandpa Berger
Lilo Pempeit ... Frau Ehmke
Sonja Neudorfer ... Red Cross nurse
Volker Spengler ... Train conductor

Isolde Barth ... Vevi
Bruce Low ... American at conference
Günther Kaufmann ... American on train
Karl-Heinz von Hassel ... Prosecuting counsel
Kristine De Loup ... Notary (as Kristine de Loup)
Hannes Kaetner ... Justice of the Peace

Michael Ballhaus ... Counsel
Barbara Baum
Peter Berling ... Bronski
Rolf Bührmann ... Warden

Rainer Werner Fassbinder ... Peddler
Martin Häussler ... Reporter
Horst-Dieter Klock ... Gentleman With Car
Georg Kuhn
Norbert Scherer ... Warden
Andreas Willim
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Arthur Glogau ... Warden (uncredited)
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Directed by
Rainer Werner Fassbinder 
 
Writing credits
Pea Fröhlich (screenplay) and
Peter Märthesheimer (screenplay)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder (idea)

Pea Fröhlich (dialogue) and
Rainer Werner Fassbinder (dialogue) and
Peter Märthesheimer (dialogue)

Kurt Raab  uncredited

Produced by
Wolf-Dietrich Brücker .... producer
Volker Canaris .... producer
Hanns Eckelkamp .... co-producer
Michael Fengler .... producer: Albatros-Produktion
 
Original Music by
Peer Raben 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Ballhaus 
 
Film Editing by
Rainer Werner Fassbinder  (as Franz Walsch)
Juliane Lorenz 
 
Production Design by
Norbert Scherer 
 
Set Decoration by
Arno Mathes 
Hans-Peter Sandmeier  (as Hans Sandmeier)
Andreas Willim 
 
Costume Design by
Barbara Baum 
 
Makeup Department
Anni Nöbauer .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Harry Baer .... production manager (as Harry Zöttl)
Martin Häussler .... production manager
Thomas Wommer .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rolf Bührmann .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Georg Borgel .... props
Claus Kottmann .... props
 
Sound Department
Milan Bor .... sound
John Salter .... sound assistant
Jim Willis .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ekkehard Heinrich .... gaffer
Hans-Juergen Hoepflinger .... gaffer (as Hans-Jürgen Höpflinger)
Horst Knechtel .... assistant camera
Raimund Wirner .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Georg Kuhn .... wardrobe
Inge Proeller .... wardrobe (as Ingeborg Pröller)
Susi Reichel .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Christiane Kolenc .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Daniel Ambach .... music assistant
Kurt Maas .... music assistant
 
Transportation Department
Karl Willim .... driver
 
Other crew
Helga Beyer .... script supervisor
Robert Busch .... production assistant
Dieter Dubine .... location manager
Christine Fall .... production secretary
Jochen Losse .... production coordinator
Ulrike Bode .... assistant: producer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Peter Zadek .... dedicatee
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Die Ehe der Maria Braun" - West Germany (original title)
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Runtime:
120 min
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Color:
Color (Fujicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 (original rating) | Finland:K-12 (re-rating) | Finland:K-15 (re-rating) (2004) | Iceland:12 | Singapore:R(A) | Sweden:15 | UK:AA | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:R | West Germany:12 (f)
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Trivia:
Part of the BRD Trilogy along with Veronika Voss (1982) and Lola (1981). "BRD" stands for Bundesrepublik Deutschland, the official name of West Germany and of the united contemporary Germany, period in which those three stories takes place.See more »
Quotes:
[Maria Braun visits the first-class section of a train]
Maria Braun:Ever notice how tiny the rest rooms are? I thought they'd be bigger in first class - fatter people.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in La trilogie allemande (2005) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Moonlight SerenadeSee more »

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19 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Allegory of Postwar Germany, 8 November 1999
Author: batzi8m1 from Watsonville, California

Alright already, get over it, was Handke's comment to the 1968 meeting of the Gruppe 48 -- those writers who wanted to "heal" from the war. Well Fassbinder doesn't want to heal, he wants to indict. And this movie, probably his most accessible, takes a woman as the symbol for the nation-- a theme common to prehistoric oral literature, particularly among the Irish, made famous by Grimmelshausen's Mother Courage and updated by Brecht's play. But in this version, instead of the tragic Mother trying to save her children and mourning them, Maria Braun sells out for comfort from collaboration with the Nazi's through the economic wonder "Wirtschaftswunder" of the cold war. This was Fassbinder's big hit, because he toned down his politics both sexual and marxist, to focus on the loss of soul that Germany experienced. It was also Hanna Schygulla's Oscar worthy performance, probably one of her best of many great ones. Like little Oskar from the Tin Drum, Maria Braun was stunted by the experience, only on the inside.

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