Effi Briest

Rated NR 140 minutes 1977

When 17-year-old Effi Briest (Hanna Schygulla) marries the elderly Baron von Instetten (Wolfgang Schenck), she moves to a small, isolated Baltic town and a house that she fears is haunted. Because of her husband's constant traveling, Effi finds companionship with Major Crampas (Ulli Lommel), a charismatic womanizer. Several years later, details about the relationship between Effi and Crampas come to light, with disastrous consequences for her marriage.

Film Credits

Director: Rainer Fassbinder

Writer: Rainer Fassbinder

Producer: Rainer Fassbinder

Cast: Hanna Schygulla, Wolfgang Schenck, Ulli Lommel, Karlheinz Böhm, Ursula Stratz and Irm Hermann

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