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Effi Briest

2009
1h 58m
Drama/Romance
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Cast

Julia Jentsch (Effi von Briest)Heike Warmuth (Hulda)Mirko Lang (Dagobert von Briest)Ludwig Blochberger (Nienkerken)Sebastian Koch (Geert von Instetten)Thomas Thieme (Herr von Briest)Juliane Köhler (Luise von Briest)Sölk Schulze (Pastor Niemeyer)Petra-Maria Cammin (Frau Niemeyer)Thilo Wedell (Diener Wilke)Thomas Neumann (Hausdiener Friedrich)Barbara Auer (Johanna)Andrzej Kostrzewa (Kutscher Kruse)Godoh-W. Leiji (Chinese)Karoline Hugler (Braut Chinese)Rüdiger Vogler (Gieshübler)Misel Maticevic (Major von Crampas)Carina Wiese (Frau von Crampas)

Director

Hermine Huntgeburth

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Synopsis

Ambitious German imperial hussars veteran baron Geert von Instetten takes office as coastal district administrator, hoping to e promoted to the colonies. His childhood love, Luise, married local estate owner von Briest and now arranges for their daughter, Effie, to wed the baron, rather then her beloved cousin Dagobert. In his creepy home, built and filled with exotica by an ocean captain whose Chinese servant is said to haunt it, Effie believes to meet ghosts. She starts an affair with married, swagger major von Crampas.

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