Martha and I


1h 47m 1991

Brief Synopsis

It is 1935. The adolescent Emil is sent off to live with his worldly uncle, Dr. Ernst Fuchs, in a Czechoslovakian mining town in the Sudeten region, close to the German border. Following an unexpected divorce from his glamorous Hungarian wife, Emil's uncle marries Martha, his stout, submissive Germa

Film Details

Also Known As
Martha et moi, Martha und Ich
Release Date
1991
Distribution Company
CINEMA 4
Location
Barrandov Studios, Prague, Czechoslovakia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Synopsis

It is 1935. The adolescent Emil is sent off to live with his worldly uncle, Dr. Ernst Fuchs, in a Czechoslovakian mining town in the Sudeten region, close to the German border. Following an unexpected divorce from his glamorous Hungarian wife, Emil's uncle marries Martha, his stout, submissive German maid. What begins as a marriage of convenience develops into a genuine love story as the mixed couple--he's Jewish--bravely face the mounting Nazi terror.

Film Details

Also Known As
Martha et moi, Martha und Ich
Release Date
1991
Distribution Company
CINEMA 4
Location
Barrandov Studios, Prague, Czechoslovakia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Voted Most Popular Film at the 1991 San Francisco International Film Festival. Also cited for Best Actress (Marianne Sagebrecht).

Released in France August 21, 1991

Released in United States April 21, 1995

Released in United States March 24, 1995

Released in United States Spring March 24, 1995

Received the Air Canada Award for Most Popular Film at the 1991 Vancouver International Film Festival.

Received the Best Actor (Michel Piccoli) and Best Actress (Marianne Saegebrecht) awards at the 1990 Venice Film Festival.

Broadcast in Germany November 17, 1991.

Marianne Sagebrecht won the Best Actress prize at the 1992 Seattle International Film Festival.

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica February 28 - March 8, 1991.

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 14-24, 1992.

Shown at London Film Festival November 8-25, 1990.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 8-13, 1991.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 26 - May 9, 1991.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 14 - June 7, 1992.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 4-20, 1991.

Shown at Venice Film Festival (in competition) September 7, 1990.

color

Dolby

dialogue German

subtitled English

Released in United States March 24, 1995 (New York City)

Released in United States Spring March 24, 1995

Released in United States April 21, 1995 (Los Angeles)

Released in France August 21, 1991