The Left-Handed Woman (1978)

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After returning from a business trip in Finland, Bruno (Bruno Ganz) find that his wife Marianne (Edith Clever) wants her husband to leave her alone with their son. A struggle with loneliness and adapting to the new situation ensues.


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  • Edith Clever in The Left-Handed Woman (1978)
  • Bruno Ganz and Edith Clever in The Left-Handed Woman (1978)
  • Edith Clever in The Left-Handed Woman (1978)

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16 November 2007 | Ethan_Ford
9
| one of the most neglected of seventies films
Peter Handke was best known as a novelist,playwright and screenwriter of many of Wenders' early films(he went on to write "Wings of desire" nine years later)when he made this,his debut feature.Few novelists make the transition to director easily but this film is remarkably assured for a first effort.Edith Clever,the German actress who starred very memorably for Eric Rohmer as "The Marquise of O" plays the housewife who one day announces that she wants a divorce from her husband.No reasons or explanations are ever given;the viewer can only speculate about her state of mind as the film proceeds in a series of beautifully shot, reflective scenes photographed by Wenders' usual cameraman Robby Mueller.The static camera-work and long takes are reminiscent of Japanese master Yasujiro Ozu.

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Plot Summary


Genres

Drama

Details

Release Date:

26 May 1978

Language

German


Country of Origin

West Germany

Filming Locations

France

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,773

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