Maria (Hanna Schygulla) marries Hermann Braun in the last days of World War II, only for him to go missing in the war. Alone, Maria puts to use her beauty and ambition in order to find prosperity during Germanyâs âeconomic miracleâ of the 1950s. Rainer Werner Fassbinderâs biggest international box-office success, The Marriage of Maria Braun
is a heartbreaking study of a woman picking herself up from the ruins of her own life, as well as a pointed metaphorical attack on a society determined to forget its past.
- Audio commentary 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