Original name: Fontane Effi Briest
Genre: Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 135 min.
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.
gloomy, serious, stylized, realistic
couple relations, infidelity, destructive relationship, age difference, duel, adultery, love triangle, fall in love, love and romance, society, couples, vengeance, human nature, introspection, becoming an adult, baltic sea, single father, injustice, dishonesty, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, young wife, civil servant, career ...
19th century, 1890s, 1880s
europe, germany, northern germany