- 2h 14min
- Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
- Written by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Theodor Fontane
- Cast: Hanna Schygulla, Wolfgang Schenck, Ulli Lommel
- Language: German
Fassbinder's adaptation of Theodor Fontane's much-filmed novel is a film of icy, stultifying and distant pleasures. Schygulla is superb as the woman married to an older man, who takes a lover out of boredom, with fatal consequences. Beautifully made and shot (in steely black and white) this is undoubtedly one of Fassbinder's more challenging films.
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