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The Left-Handed Woman (1978)

Die linkshändige Frau (original title)
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.

Director:

Peter Handke

Writers:

Peter Handke (novel), Peter Handke (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Edith Clever ... Marianne
Bruno Ganz ... Bruno
Bernhard Minetti Bernhard Minetti ... Vater
Bernhard Wicki ... Verleger
Angela Winkler ... Franziska - Lehrerin
Rüdiger Vogler ... Schauspieler
Michael Lonsdale ... Kellner
Jany Holt ... Frau im Versammlungslokal
Ines Des Longchamps Ines Des Longchamps ... Frau mit Kind
Markus Mühleisen Markus Mühleisen ... Stefan - Sohn
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simone Benmuse Simone Benmuse
Philippe Calzerques Philippe Calzerques ... Stefan's Friend
Sam Cuzelin Sam Cuzelin
Gérard Depardieu ... Mann mit dem T-Shirt
Walter Greinhart Walter Greinhart
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Storyline

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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Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

26 May 1978 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mulher Canhota See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,773
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Left-Handed Woman (1978) was shot in the town Clamart, close to Paris, France. The film is also set there. Director Peter Handke 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 Randall-5See 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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