Latvia, 1919: the end of the Russian Civil War. An aristocratic young woman (brilliantly played by Margarethe von Trotta) becomes involved with a sexually repressed 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. A startling tale of heartbreak and violence set against the backdrop of bloody revolution, Volker Schlöndorff’s _Coup de grâce_ is a powerful film that explores the interrelation of private passion and political commitment.
* New digital transfer, enhanced for widescreen televisions
* Video interview with director Volker Schlöndorff and screenwriter/star Margarethe von Trotta
* New and improved English subtitle translation
_New cover by Eric Skillman_