Films byTexts by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
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Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1975, 120’

Factory worker Küsters, faced with the threat of redundancy, kills his boss and commits suicide. His widow finds herself deserted by her family and friends, until a wealthy communist couple decide to make political capital from her plight.

 

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1973, 92’

“This is the kind of thing Douglas Sirk makes movies about. People can’t live alone, but they can’t live together either. This is why his movies are so desperate. All That Heaven Allows opens with a long shot of the small town. The titles appear across it. Which looks very sad.

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1975, 123’

“Upon its release in Europe and the United States in 1975–76, Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Fox and His Friends (Faustrecht der Freiheit, 1975) disappointed many European and American gay critics. In their reviews, these critics criticized the film from two dominant perspectives.

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1969, 88’

“Fassbinder’s second film, which became not only his first claim to fame and author status, but also gave him [...] valuable operating capital for years to come.

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982, 108’

“This sense of unrootedness and disorientation may stem largely from an aesthetic dissonance between Fassbinder and Genet [whose novel Querelle de Brest was adapted by Fassbinder], both in terms of agenda and the times in which they were working.

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974, 120’

“I find women more interesting. They don’t interest me just because they’re oppressed – it’s not that simple.

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1979, 111’

“It seems as if Fassbinder needed to purge his system after In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden (1978), a traumatised remake of Louis Malle’s Le feu follet (1963), chronicling a transsexual depressive’s last days, and inspired by the suicide of Fassbinder’s lover Armin Meier.