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Beware of a Holy Whore (1971)
"Warnung vor einer heiligen Nutte" (original title)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  15 July 1983 (Italy)
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On a film set there are two things missing, the film material and the director. So the actors and actresses as well as the crew try to make the best out of the situation. When the director ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jeff, Regisseur
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Er selbst (as Eddi Constantine)
Marquard Bohm ...
Ricky, Schauspieler
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Hanna, Schauspielerin
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Sascha, Herstellungsleiter
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Babs, Produktionssekretärin (as Margarete von Trotta)
Hannes Fuchs ...
David, Regieassistent
Marcella Michelangeli ...
Margret
Karl Scheydt ...
Manfred, Produzent
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Korbinian, Aufnahmeleiter
Kurt Raab ...
Fred, Ausstatter
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Mark, Coach
Monica Teuber ...
Billi, Maskenbildnerin (as Monika Teuber)
Benjamin Lev ...
Candy, spanischer Aufnahmeleiter
Gianni Di Luigi ...
Mike, Kameramann (as Gianni di Luigi)
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On a film set there are two things missing, the film material and the director. So the actors and actresses as well as the crew try to make the best out of the situation. When the director arrives the material is still missing and so they still wait and try to make the best out of the situation. When the material finally arrives all folks involved into the film find themselves in a weird situation. Jealousy, competition and despair are ruling. Nobody seems to be able to break through this atmosphere, so they all still try to make the best out of the situation, but this is probably not the way to finish the film. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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15 July 1983 (Italy)  »

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DEM 1,100,000 (estimated)
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Jeff, Regisseur: For once in my life I wanted to make a movie without having all the responsibilities. You're producing it with my money anyway and making a balls-up of it, too. I must be nuts!
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The film begins with the line: 'Hochmut kommt vor dem Fall.' ("Pride goeth before a Fall") See more »

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Let's Go Get Stoned
Written and Performed by Ray Charles
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Fassbinder and Truffaut
5 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nearly all of the reviews I have read about this film mention its "dullness" or "boredom". Someone compared him with Truffaut earlier, I think it is important to remember that although Fassbinder was certainly influenced by French New Wave, he was essentially a German film-maker with a completely unique approach to his work. So, if u find his films boring because you are expecting to watch another Jules et Jim, then I think u set yourself up for disappointment. I think the slow pace of the film re-creates an environment (namely the filming of the previous Fassbinder film, whitey) and achieves its purpose masterfully, combining all the sexual, emotional,and mental frustration of making a film.


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