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Der Fangschuss (West Germany/France)

 Coup de Grace

Lovers become enemies


Director: Volker Schlöndorff

Cast: Margarethe von Trotta   Matthais Habich   Rudiger Kirschstein

Footage: 95min

Year: 1976

Der Fangschluss was inspired by a Marguerite Yourcenar novel.

The story is set in Latvia in 1919, at the height of the Soviet Civil War. An aristocrat sympathetic Sophie to the Communist cause. Besides her ruinous habit of falling love with men who do not love her, Sophie's tragic flaw is her refusal to acknowledge the cost of the revolution in terms of human lives. She and her two male friends find their lives turned upside down by the political events which suddenly envelop them.

Works of the same director:


Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum

Der plötzliche Reichtum der armen Leute von Kombach

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