Coup de Grâce

Film stills

Latvia, 1919: the end of the Russian Civil War. A young countess becomes involved with a Prussian soldier. When she is rejected by her love, the young woman is sent into a downward spiral of psychosexual depression, promiscuity, and revolutionary collaboration. Volker Schlöndorff’s "Coup de grâce" is a powerful exploration of the interrelation of private passion and political commitment.

Volker Schlöndorff

Volker Schlöndorff's 1965 film "Young Törless" marked the first international success for New German Cinema. His other films include "The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum" (1975), ";Death of a
Salesman" (1985) and "The Tin Drum", which won the 1979 Palme d’Or in Cannes and an Oscar.