The Marriage of Maria Braun

TitleThe Marriage of Maria Braun
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1979
AuthorsFassbinder, Rainer Werner
Running Time120 min
Date Released02/1979
DistributorAlbatros Filmproduktion, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Trio Film
Publication Languagegerman

An internationally acclaimed film that heralded New German Cinema, this film shows the agency and powerlessness of women during and after World War II. Maria Braun fiercely loves her husband, presumed dead, but murder, prison, and gentlemen's agreements prevent her from being with him. In his absence, she takes lovers to build wealth and security for herself.    


Hanna Schygulla

Klaus Löwitsch

Ivan Desny

Gisela Uhlen

Elisabeth Trissenaar

Gottfried John

Hark Bohm

George Byrd

Claus Holm

Günther Lamprecht

Anton Schiersner

Lilo Pempeit

Sonja Neudorfer

Volker Spengler

Isolde Barth

Bruce Low

Günther Kaufmann

Karl-Heinz von Hassel

Kristine de Loup

Hannes Kaetner


Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Produced by Michael Fengler

Written by Peter Märthesheimer and Pea Fröhlich

cinematography by Michael Ballhaus

edited by Juliane Lorenz

music by Peer Raben



Original PublicationDie Ehe der Maria Braun
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