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Effi Briest (BLU-RAY) Effi Briest (BLU-RAY)

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder had been wanting to adapt Theodor Fontane's classic German novel Effi Briest ever since he first picked up a film camera. Originally intended to be his feature debut, the project took years to get off the ground and finally surfaced in 1974, in the process becoming his most expensive production to date as well as one of his most ambitious. blu-ray
Rainer Werner Fassbinder had been wanting to adapt Theodor Fontane's classic German novel Effi Briest ever since he first picked up a film camera. Originally intended to be his feature debut, the project took years to get off the ground and finally surfaced in 1974, in the process becoming his most expensive production to date as well as one of his most ambitious.
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Dubbed the German Madame Bovary , Effi Briest tells of a seventeen-year-old girl (played by Hanna Schygulla) who is married off by her parents to a wealthy Baron (Wolfgang Schenk) more than twice her age. Lonely and dissatisfied, she seeks solace in the companionship of her husband s friend, Major Crampas (Ulli Lommel). Beautifully recreating late nineteenth century Germany and gorgeously shot in black and white, Effi Briestalso serves to showcase Schygulla, here giving her first star performance for Fassbinder. Dubbed the German Madame Bovary , Effi Briest tells of a seventeen-year-old girl (played by Hanna Schygulla) who is married off by her parents to a wealthy Baron (Wolfgang Schenk) more than twice her age. Lonely and dissatisfied, she seeks solace in the companionship of her husband s friend, Major Crampas (Ulli Lommel). Beautifully recreating late nineteenth century Germany and gorgeously shot in black and white, Effi Briestalso serves to showcase Schygulla, here giving her first star performance for Fassbinder.

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High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Original uncompressed PCM mono audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio commentary by crime fiction and film expert Barry Forshaw New visual essay on the film by Alastair Phillips, co-author of 100 Film Noirs Rare 1946 half-hour radio dramatization of The Glass Key by The Screen Guild Theater, starring Alan Ladd, Marjorie Reynolds and Gene Kelly Original theatrical trailer Extensive gallery of vintage stills and promotional materials Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tonci Zonjic

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SKU 5027035013923
Product contents Blu-ray
Director Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Format Blu-Ray
Countries Germany
Aspect ratio 1.37:1
Colour Colour`
Sound Mono 1.0
Subtitles English
Language(s) German
Running time 140 mins
Blu-ray region B
Certificate U

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