Martha

Martha

BR Deutschland 1973/1974, TV-Spielfilm

Inhalt

Martha is a single, untouched woman in her early thirties. While on vacation in Rome, she meets the love of her life, Helmut. They marry, but the marriage turns into a nightmare. Martha′s expectations and Helmut′s views and preferences are completely opposed. However, as a "good" wife, she gives in. One day when she finally can′t take it anymore, it is too late. She has an accident and is confined to a wheelchair. She is doomed to spending the rest of her life in Helmut′s sadistic-loving care.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Assistant director:Renate Leiffer, Fritz Müller-Scherz
Screenplay:Rainer Werner Fassbinder
based on:Cornell Woolrich (Motive der Erzählung "Für den Rest des Lebens")
Director of photography:Michael Ballhaus
Assistant camera:Ulrich Prinz
Lighting design:Ernst Küsters
Production design:Kurt Raab
Set design:Horst Giese (Assistenz), Walter Koch (Assistenz)
Make-up artist:Rosemarie Schönartz, Wolfgang Martin
Costume design:Gisela Röcken
Editing:Liesgret Schmitt-Klink
Assistant editor:Alice Engelkes, Beate Fischer-Weiskirch
Sound:Manfred Oelschlegel, Hans Pampuch
Music:Max Bruch, Gaetano Donizetti ("Lucia die Lammermoor"), Orlando di Lasso
  
Cast: 
Margit CarstensenMartha Hyer, später Martha Salomon
Karlheinz BöhmHelmut Salomon
Peter ChatelKaiser
Gisela FackeldeyMutter
Adrian HovenVater
Ortrud BeginnenErna
Wolfgang SchenckChef
Günter LamprechtDr. Salomon
El Hedi ben SalemHotelgast
Rudolf LenzPortier
Kurt RaabSekretär in der Botschaft
Ingrid CavenIlse
Elma Karlowa
Heide Simon
Liselotte Eder
Peter Berling
  
Production company:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
Producer:Peter Märthesheimer
Unit production manager:Fred Ilgner
Location manager:Lothar Schulz, Christian Hohoff
Length:112 min bei 25 b/s
Format:1:1,37
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Mono
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE): 28.05.1974, ARD

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Martha

Versions

Original

Length:112 min bei 25 b/s
Format:1:1,37
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Mono
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE): 28.05.1974, ARD
 

Formatfassung

Length:116 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,33
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Mono
Screening:Uraufführung (IT): 09.1994, Venedig, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 17.11.1997