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The City Tramp (1966)

Der Stadtstreicher (original title)
A tramp finds a gun lying in the street.
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Christoph Roser ...
Tramp
Susanne Schimkus ...
Waitress
Michael Fengler ...
Man
Thomas Fengler ...
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A tramp finds a gun lying in the street.

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Frau M. Piguet: [opening the door] Yes?
Tramp: Can I use your bathroom?
Frau M. Piguet: My bathroom? For what?
Tramp: Well... to kill myself.
Frau M. Piguet: What a proposition!
[closes the door]
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A silent Fassbinder movie
4 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Der Stadtstreicher" (1965) shows the extensive studies Fassbinder had done in watching and analyzing works from the Italian Neo-Realism on the one hand and from the French Nouvelle Vague on the other hand. While the beginning is water-proof German (a similar scene can be found in Fassbinder-Lommel's "Die Zärtlichkeit Der Wölfe" (1973), where Haarmann/Raab controls a waiting-hall in the railway-station), the opening of the wandering of the City Tramp through Munich recalls strongly "Roma: Citta Aperta" by Rossellini (1945). However, the finding of the pistol and the City Tramp's veins attempts at getting rid of her is good French cinema which perhaps goes even back down to Bunuel and Dali's dadaist, or, as the French prefer to say, "expressionist" experiments. If one looks closely at Fassbinder's second film (the first one, "The Thing" (1965), seems to be lost), one feels that the prospective film-director commands over possibly all cinematic methods and tricks and plays with the corresponding styles and aesthetics from the silent time to his own time. But quotation is not only used by Fassbinder in the antique tradition of the "Poeta Doctus", but for that fine kind of humor that connoisseurs can find even in his latest movies. In "Der Stadtstreicher", we have, e.g. the hands-hold-up scene which could be from Melies, the place-name "Schinderbrücke" (lit. flayers' bridge), and, most of all, the scene with the crucifix, which may have been inspired by Pasolini's "Mama Roma", where we have at least three similar scenes.


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