Effi Briest Blu-Ray

Effi Briest Blu-Ray
Rainer Werner Fassbinder had been wanting to adapt Theodor Fontane's classic German novel Effi Briest ever since he first picked up a film camera. Originally intended to be his feature debut, the project took years to get off the ground and finally surfaced in 1974, in the process becoming his most expensive production to date as well as one of his most ambitious. Dubbed 'the German Madame Bovary', Effi Briest tells of a seventeen-year-old girl (played by Hanna Schygulla) who is married off by her parents to a wealthy Baron (Wolfgang Schenk) more than twice her age. Lonely and dissatisfied, she seeks solace in the companionship of her husband's friend, Major Crampas (Ulli Lommel). Beautifully recreating late nineteenth century Germany and gorgeously shot in black and white, Effi Briest also serves to showcase Schygulla, here giving her first star performance for Fassbinder.

Special Features
Brand New 4K Restoration Of The Films From Original Camera Negatives, High Definition Blu-Ray (1080P) Presentation, Original Uncompressed PCM Mono Audio, Optional English Subtitles, Audio Commentary By Ken Moulden, Newly-Filmed Interview With Actor Ulli Lommel
Specifications
Aspect Ratio1.37:1
AudioGerman PCM Mono 1.0
BBFCU
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastHanna Schygulla,Wolfgang Schenck,Ulli Lommel
ColourBlack & White
DirectorRainer Werner Fassbinder
Discs1
FormatBlu-ray
HOH (Hard of Hearing)No
IFCONone
LanguageGerman
RegionBlu-Ray B
Released2016-07-18
Run Time140
Special Features
SubtitleEnglish
Year1974

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Tags: 1970s