The Marriage of Maria Braun


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Near the end of World War II, Maria (Hanna Schygulla) marries Hermann (Klaus Lowitsch), who is immediately sent off to battle. When the war concludes, Maria believes that Hermann is dead. She starts working at an Allied bar, where she meets American soldier Bill (George Byrd). They start a relationship that is interrupted when Hermann returns alive. During a scuffle between the men, Maria accidentally kills Bill. Hermann takes the blame and goes to jail, while Maria begins a hard new life.

Release details

Rated: R
Release date: Tuesday February 20 1979
Duration: 120 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Screenwriter: Peter Märthesheimer, Pea Fröhlich
Cast: Hanna Schygulla
Klaus Löwitsch
Ivan Desny
Gottfried John
Gisela Uhlen
Günther Lamprecht
Hark Bohm
Elisabeth Trissenaar
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