The Marriage Of Maria Braun

The Marriage Of Maria Braun

Synopsis

Maria (Hanna Schygulla) marries Hermann Braun in the last days of World War II, only to have him disappear in the war. Alone, Maria uses her beauty and ambition to prosper in Germany’s post-war. Fassbinder’s biggest international box-office success and the first part of his ‘post-war trilogy’, The Marriage Of Maria Braun is a heartbreaking study of a woman picking herself up from the ruins of her own life, as well as a pointed metaphorical attack on a society determined to forget its past.