Effi Briest


Original Title: Fontane Effi Briest

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Drama, History, Made in Europe
2h 21min


Wolfgang Schenck
Baron Geert von Instetten
Ulli Lommel
Major Crampas
Lilo Pempeit
Luise von Briest
Herbert Steinmetz
Herr von Briest
Rudolf Lenz
Geheimrat Rummschüttel
Theo Tecklenburg
Pastor Niemeyer
Peter Gauhe
Vetter Dagobert
Barbara Valentin
Marietta Tripelli, Sängerin
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Narrator (uncredited)


A German-made film based on one of the most famous German novels by Theodor Fontane. Effi Briest (Hanna Schygulla) is a socially ambitious, 17-year-old German girl who accepts a proposal of marriage from Baron Geert Von Instetten, a much older diplomat. Unfortunately, neither the Baron's family nor anyone in the secluded town she now calls home accept Effi as an equal. Starved for companionship, Effi begins an innocent friendship with a well-known womanizer that may jeopardize her position as the Baron's wife.

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