Rainer Werner Fassbinder-Angst essen Seele auf (1974)

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder-Angst essen Seele auf (1974)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder-Angst essen Seele auf (1974)
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Rainer Werner Fassbinder, already the director of almost twenty films by the age of twenty-nine, paid homage to his cinematic hero, Douglas Sirk, with this updated version of Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows. Lonely widow Emmi Kurowsky (Brigitte Mira) meets Arab worker Ali (El Hedi ben Salem) in a bar during a rainstorm. They fall in love––to their own surprise––and to the shock of family, colleagues, and drinking buddies. In Fear Eats the Soul, Fassbinder expertly uses the emotional power of the melodrama to underscore the racial tensions threatening German culture. Criterion

Rainer Werner Fassbinder-Angst essen Seele auf (1974)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder-Angst essen Seele auf (1974)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder-Angst essen Seele auf (1974)

Emmi, a woman truly in the second half of life falls in love with Ali, a more than ten years younger Arab guest worker. When they both decide to marry, everybody and everyone seems to be against them. When the folks calm down a bit, Emmi and Ali get deeply unsure about their relationship. (http://imdb.com/title/tt0071141/plotsummary)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder-Angst essen Seele auf (1974)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder-Angst essen Seele auf (1974)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder-Angst essen Seele auf (1974)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder paid tribute to his mentor, Douglas Sirk, with this loose adaptation of All That Heaven Allows, the classic American soaper of a widow falling for younger man to the disapproval of family and friends. Fassbinder combines the Sirk melodrama with the story told in his own The American Soldier. (–Sean Axmaker - Editorial Reviews - Amazon.com)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder-Angst essen Seele auf (1974)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder-Angst essen Seele auf (1974)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder-Angst essen Seele auf (1974)

An aging, lonely charwoman (sweet old Brigitte Mira) befriends a Moroccan guest worker (El Hedi ben Salem) at least 20 years her junior. Finding comfort and happiness in one another's company, they suddenly marry. Her kids are aghast, his friends appalled, and the neighborhood turns its back, so the two pull together for support. Their relationship ironically begins to unravel when the pressure of community prejudice eases and they must confront the gulf between them. (–Sean Axmaker - Editorial Reviews - Amazon.com)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder-Angst essen Seele auf (1974)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Rainer Werner Fassbinder-Angst essen Seele auf (1974)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder-Angst essen Seele auf (1974)

Combining melodrama with social commentary, Fassbinder offers a sharp, incisive portrait of prejudice in modern Germany grounded in contemporary social conditions. Mira delivers a tender, vulnerable performance and Fassbinder molds Salem's stiffness into a distinctive character trait of a man ill at ease in German society. It's an assured and beautiful film, full of gliding camerawork and evocative images, and invested with intimacy and gentleness. Even Fassbinder's characteristically grim conclusion defies tragedy for a glimmer of hope, a welcome and affecting rarity in his career. (–Sean Axmaker - Editorial Reviews - Amazon.com)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder-Angst essen Seele auf (1974)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder-Angst essen Seele auf (1974)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder-Angst essen Seele auf (1974)