Le Coup de Grace (Der Fangschuß)
Le Coup de Grace (Der Fangschuß) (1978)

1976's Coup de Grace (released in Germany as Der Fangschluss) was inspired by a Marguerite Yourcenar novel and directed by Volker Schlondorff. The story is set in Latvia in 1919, at the height of the Soviet Civil War. Margarethe von… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 5, 1978
DVD Release Date: May 27, 2003
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Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

The simplicity and naiveté of the film's themes are problematic.

Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Coup de Grâce is an ambiguously political film (the argument of its war is inherited, though neither side is defended exemplarily), in regard to both its war and sexual conflict.

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Stefanie C
a war that is losing it's meaning, cast in a befiitingly stark baltic landscape, is juxtaposed against an ambiguous and ambivalent relationship. some… More
Walter M.
"Coup de Grace" starts with the return of Konrad(Rudiger Kirschstein) to his ancestral home in the Baltic states in the winter of 1919, after many… More