Coup de Grace Movie Review Summary

Actors: Margarethe Von Trotta, Matthias Habich, Rüdiger Kirschstein

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Adapted from the Marguerite Yourcenar novel, COUP DE GRĀCE is a movie directed by Volker Schloendorff in 1976. The picture earned two prizes (director, cinematographer) at the 1977 German Academy Awards ceremony.
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WWI is over for two years now but, in the Baltic States, the Reds are still fighting the Germans who are slowly abandoned by the politicians of Berlin. The count Conrad de Reval, his sister Sophie and their friend Erich Von Lhomond try to defend the family castle with a little army against the skirmishes. Sophie is in love with Erich but he prefers the male army friendships and rejects her. Sophie hopes to make Erich jealous by having sex with a couple of German officers. Dsillusioned, she soon leaves the castle and joins the ranks of the Bolshevists.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1900-1920's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes War impact on civilians/veterans    -   Yes Kind of conflict:    -   war (general)    -   war, WW I Lover is...    -   totally uninterested

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   German


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany    -   Eastern Europe Forest?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids Misc setting    -   fort/military installation    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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