Black Venus (1983)

1983

A black beauty shacks up with a wealthy woman whose husband is away. When the husband returns, he takes umbrage at his wife’s sapphic relationship and takes revenge by forcing his own teenage mistress on the black woman. The wife finds out, and both the black woman and the teenage mistress are kicked out of the house and end up in the brothel.

The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)

1979

Maria marries a young soldier in the last days of World War II, only for him to go missing in the war. She must rely on her beauty and ambition to navigate the difficult post-war years alone. The film starts out with Maria (Schygulla) and Hermann Braun (Klaus Lowitsch) just getting married as the bombs continue to fall and Hermann is shipped out towards the waning days of the war and now Maria and her […]