Latvia, 1919: The end of the Russian Civil War. An aristocratic young woman 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 Schondorff's Coup de grace is a powerful film that explores the interrelation of private passion and political commitment. 98 minutes 1976 Video interview with director Volker Schlsndorff and screenwriter/star Margarethe von Trotta.