The Marriage of Maria Braun
Filmfest 2005

Unquestionably Fassbinder's masterpiece, this seminal 1979 work looks at the German post-War experience from a feminist view... a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do to survive. Most filmmakers start out strong then fade away. Fassbinder was just getting better and better... It's certainly clear in Maria Braun - an eye-popping story... But his death is certainly unsurprising: As all of Fassbinder's films remind us, no one gets out of here alive. Christopher Null, www.filmcritic.com

tags: Feature film

Cast: Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Löwitsch, Ivan Desny, Hark Bohm, Isolde Barth

Credits

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder