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Rainer Werner Fassbinder

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Katzelmacher Katzelmacher (1969)
Dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Feat. Hanna Schygulla
Daring Fassbinder drama focused on a group of Munich friends indulging in the banality of their ordered lives until the arrival of a Greek immigrant…
Beware Of A Holy WhoreBeware Of A Holy Whore (Warnung vor einer heiligen Nutte, The Little Chaos, The City Tramp) (1971)
Dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Feat. Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Hanna Schygulla
Dubbed Fassbinder's most autobiographical work, this ambiguous comedy investigates relations between a clan of artists attempting to make a film in…
Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant, TheBitter Tears of Petra Von Kant, The (1972) Recommended
Dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Feat. Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla
Lurid, feverish masterpiece from the incredibly prolific Fassbinder, chronicles a doomed lesbian relationship from the claustrophobic confines of…
Merchant of Four Seasons, The Merchant of Four Seasons, The (Händler der vier Jahreszeiten) (1972)
Dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Feat. Hanna Schygulla, Ingrid Caven, Peter Chatel
Crushing melodrama centred on a man whose life begins to cave in on him after returning from service in the Foreign Legion to find his dreams…
Fear Eats the SoulFear Eats the Soul (1973)
Dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Feat. Brigitte Mira, El Hedi ben Salem
A sort of remake of Douglas Sirk's older woman–younger man melodrama "All That Heaven Allows", with added plot weirds countered by typical…
World on a WireWorld on a Wire (1973) Recommended
Dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Feat. Klaus Löwitsch, Mascha Rabben, Adrian Hoven
Fassbinder's one–and–only sci–fi foray is awash with trademark visual motifs, gaudy West German fashion, and dramatic power…
MarthaMartha (1974)
Dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Feat. Margit Carstensen, Karlheinz Bohm
Addressing his favourite subject, emotional cruelty, Dir. Fassbinder skillfully works a vein of pitch–black comedy in depicting Margit…
Effi Briest Effi Briest (1974)
Dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Feat. Hanna Schygulla
Thoughtful drama, from provocative German Dir. Fassbinder, recounting the story of a stifled married woman whose long hidden affair reveals itself…
Fox and His FriendsFox and His Friends (1975)
Dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Feat. Peter Chatel, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Adrian Hoven
Fassbinder himself stars in one of his best melodramas as a working class lottery–winner who is exploited by his middle–class lover. A…
Fear of Fear Fear of Fear (Angst vor der Angst) (1975)
Dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Feat. Margit Carstensen, Brigitte Mira
Overlooked Fassbinder drama following an isolated young mother suffering from post–natal depression who turns to drugs to help her cope. A fine…

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