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Beware of a Holy Whore (1971)

Warnung vor einer heiligen Nutte (original title)
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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Jeff, Regisseur
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Er selbst (as Eddi Constantine)
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Ricky, Schauspieler
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Hanna, Schauspielerin
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Sascha, Herstellungsleiter
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Babs, Produktionssekretärin (as Margarete von Trotta)
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David, Regieassistent
Marcella Michelangeli ...
Margret
Karl Scheydt ...
Manfred, Produzent
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Korbinian, Aufnahmeleiter
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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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DEM 1,100,000 (estimated)
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Jeff, Regisseur: You know what the worst thing is? When one realizes how damn bourgeois one is oneself.
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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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Watch for the jokes on Last Year at Marienbad
10 September 2003 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Fassbinder's wry comedy about the trials and tribulations of filmmaking. It's gorgeously shot and very well acted (especially by Fassbinder himself and Lou Castel, who plays the director), but, truth be told, a bit on the dull side. I guess most of Fassbinder's early films are a little dull. Only fans will want to pursue them. There is plenty to like, though. The best element of the film seems to be lost on all those whose reviews I've read. The film is set mostly in an opulent Spanish hotel, and, at least for one sequence, it lapses into a deft parody of Resnais' Last Year at Marienbad. I think that, if I tried to describe it, my explanation would be too wordy and would not convey it well enough. So, if you ever do happen to watch the film, make sure to keep an eye out for that joke. 7/10.


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