Directed by Volker Schlöndorff
Coup de grâce
Directed by Volker Schlöndorff • 1976 • Germany
Starring Margarethe von Trotta, Matthias Habich, Mathieu Carrière
Latvia, 1919: the end of the Russian Civil War. An aristocratic young woman (brilliantly played by Margarethe von Trotta) becomes involved with a sexually repressed Prussian soldier. When she is rejected by her love, the young woman is sent into a downward spiral of psychosexual depression, promiscuity, and revolutionary collaboration. A startling tale of heartbreak and violence set against the backdrop of bloody revolution, Volker Schlöndorff's COUP DE GRÂCE is a powerful film that explores the interrelation of private passion and political commitment.
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Directed by Volker Schlöndorff • 1984 • France
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