The Marriage of Maria Braun

Die Ehe der Maria Braun, feature film, 1979

DIRECTED BY: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

The Marriage of Maria Braun

Hanna Schygulla (Maria Braun),
Klaus Löwitsch (Hermann Braun),
Ivan Desny (Karl Oswald),
Gisela Uhlen (majka)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder (priča),
Pea Fröhlich,
Peter Märthesheimer

Michael Ballhaus

Maria Braun waits for the news of her husband who was sent to war. When she gets tired of being a passive wife, she starts working in an illegal bar for American soldiers. Soon she hears of her husband’s death; then she goes to the bar and asks a soldier to dance with her. But, as often happens in the confusion of war, her husband is not dead but imprisoned. His return makes things more complicated, but Maria Braun still has her ways of avoiding the role that the others want to impose on her. On her way to the success, she has a plan of her own…

digital, color, 120 min