Bolwieser (1977)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s striking adaptation of Oskar Maria Graf’s novel about a small-town Bavarian stationmaster.

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  • The Stationmaster's Wife Alternative


This adaptation of a novel by Oskar Maria Graf evokes the hypocritical atmosphere of a small Bavarian town where Nazism is on the rise.

Bolwieser (Kurt Raab), the local stationmaster, is besotted with his sexy, enigmatic wife (Elisabeth Trissenaar) until nasty gossip threatens to shatter his illusions.

The film is a tour de force of visual eloquence, with striking performances from the two leads.

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