DEFA Film Library
at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
Cinema of East Germany
Die Wahlverwandtschaften (Elective Affinities)
1973, color, 97 min. Feature
Eduard and Charlotte live
an isolated and idyllic life together. But soon Eduard feels that
something is missing and he invites his friend Otto to come stay.
Charlotte, meanwhile, decides that her foster daughter Ottilie should
come live with them. Complex and passionate relationships between the
four people begin. Based on Goethe’s novel of the same title.
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