A German-made film based on one of the most famous German novels by Theodor Fontane. Effi Briest (Hanna Schygulla) is a socially ambitious, 17-year-old German girl who accepts a proposal of marriage from Baron Geert Von Instetten, a much older diplomat. Unfortunately, neither the Baron's family nor anyone in the secluded town she now calls home accept Effi as an equal. Starved for companionship, Effi begins an innocent friendship with a well-known womanizer that may jeopardize her position as the Baron's wife.Effi Briest featuring Hanna Schygulla and Wolfgang Schenck is streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel, streaming with subscription on Kanopy, and available for rent or purchase on iTunes. It's a drama and history movie with a better than average Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 73% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.9 (2,165 votes).
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Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).
Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).
Not available to watch free online.
Not available to stream on a TV everywhere service.
#781 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel
#1075 Ranked in History Movies
#1415 Ranked in Movies on Kanopy
Effi Briest has a better than average Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 73% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.9 (2,165 votes). The movie is not very popular with Reelgood users lately.