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Coup de grâce

Volker Schlöndorff

 
Coup de grâce (Criterion DVD)

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  • Germany
  • 1976
  • 98 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.66:1
  • French, German
  •  
  • Spine #192

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.

Cast

Sophie von RevalMargarethe von Trotta
Erich von LhomondMatthias Habich
Volkmar von PlessenMathieu Carrière
Konrad von Reval Rüdiger Kirschstein
Aunt PraskoviaValeska Gert
Dr. Paul RugenMarc Eyraud
Franz von AlandFrederik von Zichy

Disc Features

  • New digital transfer, enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • Video interview with director Volker Schlöndorff and screenwriter/star Margarethe von Trotta
  • New and improved English subtitle translation

    New cover by Eric Skillman

Film Essays

Coup de grâce

By Hans-Bernhard Moeller and George Lellis May 26, 2003

Excerpted from Hans-Bernhard Moeller and George Lellis’ Volker Schlöndorff’s Cinema: Adaptation, Politics, and theMovie-Appropriate. Despite its modest claims, Volker Schlöndorff’s twelfth . . . Read more »

News

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, VOLKER!

March 30, 2009

Here’s a quick birthday shout-out to Academy Award–winning, New German Cinema trailblazing Volker Schlöndorff, who turns seventy today. The tireless Schlöndorff is reportedly celebrating in . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Coup de grâce

By Hans-Bernhard Moeller and George Lellis May 26, 2003

Excerpted from Hans-Bernhard Moeller and George Lellis’ Volker Schlöndorff’s Cinema: Adaptation, Politics, and theMovie-Appropriate. Despite its modest claims, Volker Schlöndorff’s twelfth . . . Read more »

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