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The BRD Trilogy

Spine #203

Sep 30, 2003

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • German Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

The BRD Trilogy

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Directed By: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

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By the age of thirty-four, German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder had already directed nearly twenty-two feature films. In 1978, he embarked upon a project to trace the history of postwar Germany in a series of films told through the eyes of three remarkable women. Fassbinder's The Marriage of Maria Braun, Lola, and Veronika Voss-the BRD (Bundesrepublik Deutschland) Trilogy-would garner him the international acclaim he had always yearned for and place his name foremost in the canon of New German Cinema. The Criterion Collection is proud to present these films as a group for the first time ever in home video.

Box Set: The following DVDs are included in this set:

The Marriage of Maria Braun
Spine #204
Veronika Voss
Spine #205
Spine #206

  • I Don't Just Want You to Love Me, a feature-length documentary of Fassbinder's life and career
  • Life Stories: A conversation with R.W. Fassbinder, a rare 45-minute interview with the director, made for German television
  • Exclusive video interview with Fassbinder cinematographer Xaver Schwarzenberger
  • Exclusive video conversation between Fassbinder scholar Laurence Kardish and editor Juliane Lorenz
  • Audio commentary on The Marriage of Maria Braun by cinematographer Michael Ballhaus and renowned filmmaker Wim Wenders
  • Exclusive video interview with the star of The Marriage of Maria Braun and regular Fassbinder collaborator, Hanna Schygulla
  • Video interview with Fassbinder scholar Eric Rentschler on The Marriage of Maria Braun
  • Audio commentary on Veronika Voss by Fassbinder scholar Tony Rayns
  • New video conversation with Veronika Voss star Rosel Zech and editor Juliane Lorenz
  • Dance with Death (Tanz mit dem Tod), a one-hour portrait of UFA Studios star Sybille Schmitz, Fassbinder's inspiration for the character Veronika Voss
  • Audio commentary on Lola by Fassbinder documentarian, biographer, and friend Christian Braad Thomsen
  • New video interview with Lola star Barbara Sukowa
  • New video interview with Fassbinder co-screenwriter Peter M√ɬ§rthesheimer


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