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Release Date:
15 July 1983 (Italy) See more »
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Lou Castel ... Jeff, Regisseur

Eddie Constantine ... Er selbst (as Eddi Constantine)
Marquard Bohm ... Ricky, Schauspieler

Hanna Schygulla ... Hanna, Schauspielerin

Rainer Werner Fassbinder ... Sascha, Herstellungsleiter

Margarethe von Trotta ... Babs, Produktionssekretärin (as Margarete von Trotta)
Hannes Fuchs ... David, Regieassistent
Marcella Michelangeli ... Margret
Karl Scheydt ... Manfred, Produzent

Ulli Lommel ... Korbinian, Aufnahmeleiter

Kurt Raab ... Fred, Ausstatter

Herb Andress ... Mark, Coach
Monica Teuber ... Billi, Maskenbildnerin (as Monika Teuber)
Benjamin Lev ... Candy, spanischer Aufnahmeleiter
Gianni Di Luigi ... Mike, Kameramann (as Gianni di Luigi)

Werner Schroeter ... Deiters, Fotograf (as Werner Schröter)
Magdalena Montezuma ... Irm

Rudolf Waldemar Brem ... Oberbeleuchter (as Rudolf-Waldemar Brem)
Thomas Schieder ... Jesus, Beleuchter
Enzo Monteduro
Mario Novelli
Ingrid Caven ... Statistin
Tanja Constantine ... Linda

Katrin Schaake ... Scriptgirl
Achmed Em Bark ... Requisiteur
Michael Fengler ... Spencer
Harry Baer ... Mann der Statistin / David (voice) (as Harry Bär)
Burghard Schlicht ... Peter
Dick Randall ... Portier
Peter Berling
Toni Bianchi ... Blanco
Renato Di Laudadio (as Renato di Laudadio)
Franco Javarone ... Bill (as Gianni Javarone)
Peter Gauhe ... Journalist
Marcello Zucchè (as Marcello Zucche)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Irm Hermann ... Irm (voice) (uncredited)
Volker Lechtenbrink ... Jeff (voice) (uncredited)
Manfred Seipold ... Mark (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Rainer Werner Fassbinder 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rainer Werner Fassbinder 

Produced by
Peter Berling .... executive producer
Original Music by
Peer Raben 
Cinematography by
Michael Ballhaus 
Film Editing by
Thea Eymèsz 
Rainer Werner Fassbinder  (as Franz Walsch)
Production Design by
Kurt Raab 
Makeup Department
Sybille Danzer .... makeup artist
Maria Mastrocinque .... makeup artist
Production Management
Christian Hohoff .... unit manager
Ralph Zucker .... production delegate (as Ralp Zucker)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harry Baer .... assistant director (as Harry Bär)
Camera and Electrical Department
Rebato Di Laudadio .... lighting technician
Karl Huber .... assistant camera
Aldo Panzironi .... lighting technician
Enrico Simeone .... lighting technician
Marcello Zucchè .... lighting technician
Location Management
Aldo Marchiori .... location assistant
Music Department
Teodoro Cottrau .... composer: song "Santa Lucia"
Mike Kellie .... composer: song "I've Got Enough Heartaches"
Spooky Tooth .... music performers: "I've Got Enough Heartaches" and "Hangman Hang My Shell on a Tree"
Other crew
Michael Fengler .... production accountant
Katrin Schaake .... script

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Warnung vor einer heiligen Nutte" - West Germany (original title)
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103 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Germany:16 (re-rating) (2005) | Germany:18 (original rating) (1992) | Italy:VM14 | Portugal:M/16 | UK:15

Did You Know?

Jeff, Regisseur:Are you all crazy? I want a palace, and you get me this lousy little hole! I just don't believe it! What is this? A kindergarten? Learn how to make movies first, you bastards!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The 120 Days of Bottrop (1997)See more »
Sisters of MercySee more »


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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Fassbinder and Truffaut, 5 March 2006
Author: spazyouth from United States

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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