Effi Briest Poster

Release Date: June 16th, 1977

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 20 min

Plot Summary
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.

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

Director: Rainer Fassbinder

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Tango Film

Distributors: New Yorker Films

Keywords: Passionate, Love, Temptation, Growing up, Forbidden love