Effi Briest (2009)

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  • Effi Working


Costume drama set in the 19th century. Seventeen-year-old Effi Briest agrees to a marriage to the Baron von Insstetten, twenty years older than her, at the behest of her parents who are keen for the match. However, she is lonely as her new husband is preoccupied with his political career. Bored and dissatisfied she falls for the charms of Major Crampas, with whom she has a passionate affair which turns into love.

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