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The Marriage Of Maria Braun

Viewed: 11 April 2005
Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Listed in: Movies, Netflix

I sat on this film for a while, a German women takes a number of lovers as her husband is on the eastern front and then prison. But throughout all her affairs she reserves her heart for him. I didn’t need to wait, as the Germans know how to make entertaining and depressing post-war movies, with strong women determined to survive at all costs. And Fassbinder is among the best at bleak existential stories. Post-war Germany must have been a terrible, terrible place.

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