Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
masterpiece is the German Madame Bovary. Hanna Schygulla plays the inexperienced,
beautiful and naive woman who marries a much older Prussian diplomat, falls prey to a
charming, shrewd womanizer, and suffers the consequences of an unforgiving society.
Beautifully shot in black and white with elegant framing, the film is both a very accurate
adaptation of the novel by Theodor Fontane, and a critical re-analysis. With Wolfgang
Schenck and Ulli Lommel. German with English subtitles.