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The Marriage Of Maria Braun

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Rainer Wener Fassbinder uses Marias’s life to map the post-war and contemporary Germany in film The Marriage of Maria Braun, and link her marriage and death with Germany’s political and economic. The film begins with Maria and Hermann getting married in the fire at the city hall, they sign the paper in chaos when the bombs exploded near them. Her marriage and life are meant to be different, and her expectation to love pushes her into the history of tragedy, which is referred throughout this film. Through the changes of Maria’s personal circumstances, showing the poverty in the wartime, the broken mirror on the wall, her mother’s excitement of she brings the cigarette home. Moreover, She dresses simple during the war era to nice dresses and
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