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German Film Series, Fall 2008 - Sexual Revolutions in German Cinema

Tue, September 16, 2008 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM • EP Schoch 4.104 Conference Room

The Marriage of Maria Braun (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1979)

At the end of WWII, Maria discovers that her husband, a German soldier, has been killed on the front. She takes a job in a bar where she falls in love and gets involved in a relationship with an African-American GI. When her husband Hermann returns unexpectedly, confusion ensues in what becomes a complex filmic exploration of the shifting meanings of relationships, and the intersections of sex, gender and power in post-war German society.

Sponsored by: Department of Germanic Studies

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