Described as an answer to Fassbinder’s The Marriage of Maria Braun, Fraulein tells the story of a German woman and a former French prisoner of war living in 1950s Germany. Instead of playing a role in rebuilding her country, Haneke’s heroine remains preoccupied with her personal affairs. Shot predominantly in black and white (with a color sequence added toward the end), Fraulein asserts Haneke’s place alongside the masters of the New German Cinema.
Director: Michael Haneke. Fraulein: Ein Deutsches Melodram
Stars: Angelica Domröse, Péter Franke, Lou Castel, Heinz-Werner Kraehkamp, Mareile Geisler, Michael Klein, Cordula Gerburg, Margret Homeyer, Bob Anderson.
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