The Marriage of Maria Braun
Cinematographer: Michael Ballhaus
Dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder. 1978, 120 mins. 35mm. With Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Lowitsch, Ivan Desny. One of the greatest (and most accessible) films of New German Cinema icon Fassbinder’s storied career, The Marriage of Maria Braun stars the commanding Hannah Schygulla in her signature performance as an ambitious woman making her way in devastated postwar Germany. Elegantly and vividly shot, this was the last of the twelve films Fassbinder made with Director of Photography Michael Ballhaus before losing him to Scorsese.
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