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Effi Briest

Effi Briest
Scene from “Effi Briest” (photo © Constantin Film Produktion)

At her parents' urging, Effi Briest, a free-spirited 17-year-old girl, marries Baron von Innstetten, nearly 20 years her senior – and a former admirer of Effi's mother. The arranged marriage spells the beginning of a monotonous existence for Effi far away from her hometown: Innstetten is entirely pre-occupied with his political career and the sleepy artist town of Kessin on the Baltic Sea shore offers little excitement. That is until Major Crampas arrives – one of Innstetten's military comrades and a charming womanizer. Effi starts a passionate affair with him and finally discovers what love is. But it comes at a steep price: The affair proves fatal for Crampas. Effi, on the other hand (unlike in Fontane's novel) deals with the consequences of her decisions and embarks on a new chapter in her life...
Genre Literature, Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2008
Director Hermine Huntgeburth
Screenplay Volker Einrauch
Cinematography Martin Langer
Eva Schnare
Johan Soederqvist
Thomas Freudenthal
Cast Julia Jentsch, Sebastian Koch, Mišel Matičević, Juliane Köhler, Thomas Thieme
Producer Günter Rohrbach
Production Company Constantin Film Produktion
Runtime 118 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Berlin 2009 (Berlinale Special Gala), Moscow 2009
With backing from German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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