The Marriage of Maria Braun

Synopsis: This movie follows the life of a young German woman, married to a soldier in the waning days of WWII. Fassbinder has tried to show the gritty life after the end of WWII and the turmoil of the people trapped in its wake.
Genre: Drama
Production: Criterion Collection
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
120 min

in the house to come home to.

And it's warm, too.

Yes, it's warm, too.

Why are you doing that here?

It's my way of remembering

your father.

Grandpa Berger can use them.

Father won't need them anymore,

and we need firewood.

I thought the same thing,

but what about Father's belongings?

Father is dead and we're alive.

What will you give me for them?

Your brooch?

My brooch?

It's very valuable.

There's one missing.

Very well.

Okay then.

Wait. I'll go get it.


Bunch of Nazis!

Snotty-nosed bastards!

They're not proper men anymore.

What difference does it make,

whether you're a man

or a woman if you're freezing?

Something has to change.

What do you want to change?

I don't know.

But something has to happen.

- Do you know Hermann Braun?

- No.

Shed no tears for love

Shed no tears for love

In this wide world

there's more than one

There's more than one fish

in the sea

I look like a poodle.

You think so?

It's the latest thing.

I'll bet...

the Americans

are just crazy about poodles.

My Willy wouldn't have approved.

That's for sure.

Hermann wouldn't have minded.

And they won't hire you anyway.

- We'll see about that.

- What'll you wear?

What do you do with this?

Play music.

Shall I play something for you?

Any requests?


The German national anthem.

Cut it out.

For God's sake, stop it.

What use is it if you can't even play

the national anthem?

Go on in.

Keep your eyes open here.

I didn't think you were coming.

I waited so long.

Hold this a second.

Black, short sleeves,

and low-cut.

It wasn't easy to come by.

Is it for you or is it a gift?

It's a gift.

We all have to make a living.

And the liquor?

For my mom.

Helps her forget her troubles

with her daughter...

and eases her heartache.

I have a valuable complete edition

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Pea Fröhlich

Pea Fröhlich (born 1943) is a German screenwriter and psychologist, best known for co-writing all three films of the BRD Trilogy: The Marriage of Maria Braun, Veronika Voss and Lola. She also wrote for Bloch. more…

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