We kick off Rainer Werner Fassbinder's BRD Trilogy this week with 1979's The Marriage of Maria Braun. The trilogy is a look at post-war West Germany through the lens of a director who believed the entire system was on the brink of returning to Nazism. I can't know if he was right or wrong, but even within the films he feels wrong. In Maria Braun in particular he's also not very subtle, at least in the end. Nevertheless, they are great films!