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Effi Briest

Released Jun 16, 1977 2h 20m Drama List
Reviews When 17-year-old Effi Briest (Hanna Schygulla) marries the elderly Baron von Instetten (Wolfgang Schenck), she moves to a small, isolated Baltic town and a house that she fears is haunted. Because of her husband's constant traveling, Effi finds companionship with Major Crampas (Ulli Lommel), a charismatic womanizer. Several years later, details about the relationship between Effi and Crampas come to light, with disastrous consequences for her marriage. Read More Read Less
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Synopsis When 17-year-old Effi Briest (Hanna Schygulla) marries the elderly Baron von Instetten (Wolfgang Schenck), she moves to a small, isolated Baltic town and a house that she fears is haunted. Because of her husband's constant traveling, Effi finds companionship with Major Crampas (Ulli Lommel), a charismatic womanizer. Several years later, details about the relationship between Effi and Crampas come to light, with disastrous consequences for her marriage.
Director
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Producer
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Screenwriter
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Theodor Fontane
Distributor
New Yorker Films
Production Co
Tango Film
Genre
Drama
Original Language
German
Release Date (Theaters)
Jun 16, 1977, Wide
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 4, 2017
Runtime
2h 20m
Sound Mix
Mono