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Near the end of World War II, Maria marries Hermann, who is immediately sent off to battle. When the war concludes, Maria believes that Hermann is dead. She starts working at an Allied bar, where she meets American soldier Bill. They start a relationship that is interrupted when Hermann returns alive. During a scuffle between the men, Maria accidentally kills Bill. Hermann takes the blame and goes...

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Written by

Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Idea)
Pea Fröhlich (Screenplay)
Peter Märthesheimer (Screenplay)

Runtime

120 minutes

Country

Germany

Language

German

Tagline

A German woman named Maria struggles to live through World War II.

Cast

Keywords

marriage world war ii empowerment strong woman black market 1940s new german cinema penitentiary economic miracle

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