MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,931 this week

Love is Colder Than Death (1969)
"Liebe ist kälter als der Tod" (original title)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 1,572 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 25 critic

Unusual gangster story, in which a small-time pimp Franz, who is torn between his mistress and Bruno the gangster sent after him by the syndicate that he has refused to join. Things are ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 01 Jun 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 17 Jul 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 27 Nov 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 11 months ago
 
list image
a list of 44 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Love is Colder Than Death (1969)

Love is Colder Than Death (1969) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Love is Colder Than Death.
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An almost accidental romance is kindled between a German woman in her mid-sixties and a Moroccan migrant worker around twenty-five years younger. They abruptly decide to marry, appalling everyone around them.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: Brigitte Mira, El Hedi ben Salem, Barbara Valentin
I Only Want You to Love Me (TV Movie 1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A man is interviewed by a sympathetic woman. His tale unfolds, of hard work that never pleases his parents, of a father who denigrates his efforts, of an indifferent mother. He builds them ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: Vitus Zeplichal, Elke Aberle, Alexander Allerson
Querelle (1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

French sailor Querelle arrives in Brest and starts frequenting a strange whorehouse. He discovers that his brother Robert is the lover of the lady owner, Lysiane. Here, you can play dice ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A man is released from prison and finds the society on the outside less than appealing. With several women as well as the police on his tail, he sets out to find an old friend.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Margarethe von Trotta, Harry Baer
Jail Bait (TV Movie 1973)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Jailbait (Wildwechsel, 1973), also known as Wild Game Crossing, is a bleak story of teenage angst, set in industrial northern Germany during the 1950s. Like in many other of his films, ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: Harry Baer, Marquard Bohm, Rudolf Waldemar Brem
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Ricky is a cold-blooded U.S. German contract killer. After serving in Viet Nam, he returns to his home town of Munich to eliminate a few problem crooks for three renegade cops. He inspects ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: Karl Scheydt, Elga Sorbas, Jan George
World on a Wire (TV Movie 1973)
Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Somewhere in the future there is a computer project called Simulacron one of which is able to simulate a full featured reality, when suddenly project leader Henry Vollmer dies. His ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: Klaus Löwitsch, Barbara Valentin, Mascha Rabben
This Night (1966)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Like a Bird on a Wire (TV Movie 1975)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: El Hedi ben Salem, Ingfried Hoffmann, Evelyn Künneke
Women in New York (TV Movie 1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: Eva Mattes, Angela Schmid, Margit Carstensen
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Eight Hours are Not a Day (TV Mini-Series 1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Stars: Gottfried John, Hanna Schygulla, Luise Ullrich
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Bruno
...
Johanna
Katrin Schaake ...
Dame im Zug
Liz Söllner ...
Zeitungsverkäuferin
Gisela Otto ...
Prostituierte
Ursula Strätz ...
Prostituierte
Monika Nüchtern ...
Kellnerin beim Türken (as Monika Stadler)
Hans Hirschmüller ...
Peter
Les Olvides ...
Georges
Peer Raben ...
Jürgen (as Wil Rabenbauer)
Howard Gaines ...
Raoul
Peter Moland ...
Leiter des Syndikatsverhörs
Kurt Raab ...
Aufsichtsperson im Kaufhaus
Peter Berling ...
Illegaler Waffenhändler
Anastassios Karalas ...
Türke
Edit

Storyline

Unusual gangster story, in which a small-time pimp Franz, who is torn between his mistress and Bruno the gangster sent after him by the syndicate that he has refused to join. Things are turned on their head when Franz and Bruno become friends, to the point that they even share Franz's girlfriend Joanna. But Joanna soon becomes bored of Bruno, and when he plots a bank robbery, she reports it to the police before Bruno's scheme to kill her can succeed. Bruno is shot dead by the police, but the lovers manage to escape. Written by L.H. Wong <as9401k56@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Eine knallharte Geschichte vom Leben, vom Lieben und vom Sterben

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 January 1970 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

El amor es más frío que la muerte  »

Box Office

Budget:

DEM 95,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Rainer Werner Fassbinder performs a number of different roles on this film: He was director, writer, actor and editor. See more »

Crazy Credits

Für Claude Chabrol, Eric Rohmer, Jean-Marie Straub, Linio und Cuncho See more »

Connections

Featured in Fassbinder in Hollywood (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Der Rosenkavalier
By Richard Strauss
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Dark vision of Fassbinder's cinema future
12 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The place is Germany 1969. Fassbinder would direct his first full-length atmospheric piece. The film probably only should be viewed by those already interested in his cannon of work. The dry characters and dialogue work well within it's context but for the primitive viewer or the non-convert, this won't win any awards. I had saw the film the first time over a year ago and thought it was OK. I decided to re-watch it last night and walked away with completely a different opinion than before. Fassbinder knew the importance of the non-dialogue scenes and how to make them stand out, with expressionistic photography and stark settings. The music used here in the film is also first rate in adding to the mood. Ulli Lommel, Hanna Schygulla and Katrin Shaake (sp?) are all wonderful here. Fassbinder's role seems to be playing himself, like in all of his work. I rate this film very highly though my favorites of his work are: "Beware of Holy Whore", "Whity" and "Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant".


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Bela Tarr Borowczyk76
Discuss Love is Colder Than Death (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?