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Effi Briest

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History Drama 19742h 21mOn: The Criterion Channel Kanopy Country: Germany

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, and streaming with subscription on Kanopy. It's a drama and history movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.9 (2,480 votes).

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder


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Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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#52,588 Ranked Movie

#966 Ranked in History Movies

#1011 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel

#3967 Ranked in Movies on Kanopy

Effi Briest has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.9 (2,480 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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