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Near the end of World War II, Maria marries Hermann, who is immediately sent off to battle. When the war concludes, Maria believes that Hermann is dead. She starts working at an Allied bar, where she meets American soldier Bill. They start a relationship that is interrupted when Hermann returns alive. During a scuffle between the men, Maria accidentally kills Bill. Hermann takes the blame and goes to jail, while Maria begins a hard new life.

  1. Rainer Werner Fassbinder


  2. Peter Märthesheimer


  3. Pea Fröhlich


Top Billed Cast

  1. Hanna Schygulla

    Hanna Schygulla

    Maria Braun

  2. Klaus Löwitsch

    Klaus Löwitsch

    Hermann Braun

  3. Ivan Desny

    Ivan Desny

    Karl Oswald

  4. George Eagles


  5. Gisela Uhlen

    Gisela Uhlen


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The Marriage of Maria Braun
The Marriage of Maria Braun



Original Title Die Ehe der Maria Braun

Status Released

Release Information

  • October 14, 1979


Original Language German

Runtime 2h 0m

Budget -

Revenue -



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