Tag Archives: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Rainer Werner Fassbinder – Wie ein Vogel auf dem Draht AKA Like a Bird on a Wire (1975)

Wie ein Vogel auf dem Draht (1974)

“A pseudo variety show about the Aufbau-Era, the time of the German “economic miracle,” when Kondrad Adenauer was Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (1949-63). Songs are sung and Brigitte Mira tells a few jokes.” Read More »

Rainer Werner Fassbinder – Das Kaffeehaus AKA The Coffeehouse (1970)

KAFFEEHAUS, DAS
(nach Carlo Goldoni)

“In Ridolfo’s coffeehouse, citizens meet to talk about money, friendship, love, and honor. This is a modernistic staging for television of a play by Carlo Goldoni (1707-1793), the Venetian playwright whose many works preserve in scripted form the improvisational productions of the Italian commedia dell’arte.” Read More »

Peer Raben – Heute spielen wir den Boß (1981)

Film extras take possession of a bogus film production company and acting as ideal world of film to persuade one associates mother-in-law of marriage.

Starring some of RWF’s familiar cast and himself in an uncredited mini-role. Read More »

Rainer Werner Fassbinder – Katzelmacher (1969)

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Katzelmacher was a revelation. One of only a handful of Fassbinder films which I had not seen before, it seems among his best, and most challenging, works.

Fassbinder’s second feature film, Katzelmacher (1969) is a tour de force of stark visual beauty and ambiguous but riveting characters. Fassbinder adapted his own original play, of the same title, which he had also starred in on stage. (The theatrical script is included in the anthology Fassbinder’s Plays.) Read More »

Bruno Schneider – Rainer Werner Fassbinder – Der Theatermensch (2002)

rare documentary about Fassbinder works in theatre Read More »

Rainer Werner Fassbinder – In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden AKA In a Year of 13 Moons (1978)

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Elvira Weishaupt, once a burly working-class butcher named Erwin, has made an enormous sacrifice for love. She has undergone a sex change for a romantic interest who has abandoned her, and she now must struggle to reconcile her past life with her present identity. The emotionally fractured Elvira visits influential acquaintances and old haunts in hopes of putting the pieces of her life back together — and of confronting her lost love. Read More »

Rainer Werner Fassbinder – Martha (1974) (HD)

A single woman in her early thirties, Martha (Margit Carstensen) is on vacation with her father in Rome when he has a heart attack and falls down dead. She reacts rather indifferently and returns home to her highly-strung mother and begins to new era of her life taking care of a completely ungrateful and insulting mother (declining an offer of marriage from her boss). After a barrage of verbal abuse and offensive remarks from her mother who see’s her as an ‘ugly old spinster’ she accepts a proposal of marriage from an equally insulting and disrespectful man, Read More »