In 1700s Austria, a witch-hunter's apprentice has doubts about the righteousness of witch-hunting when he witnesses the brutality, the injustice, the falsehood, the torture and the arbitrary killing that go with the job.
The story of a sexually enticing young dancer who rises up in society through her relationships with wealthy men, but later falls into poverty and prostitution, culminating in an encounter with Jack 'the Ripper'.
The lackluster and plodding station master Bolwieser has the (mis)fortune to be married to the town's siren; his trusting nature leads him into serious trouble when she beds nearly every ... See full summary »
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
When a German businessman causes a car accident with deadly consequences, the papers start digging into his past to find scandals. What they find causes him to reevaluate his own past during WW2 when he was in Greece.
Gustav Rudolf Sellner,
Gila von Weitershausen
Eva, an upper-class housewife, frustratedly leaves her arrogant husband and decides to enter the call girl business. She lets Yvonne, a prostitute, teach her the basics and both set out for... See full summary »
Anton Karas's famous Third Man melody opens this lovely sex satire and, together with the shrill colours, accounts for its very jaunty temper. A couple of machinations inside the fashion and clothing industry are introduced, combined with the sexual anarchy of a business man, most charmingly played by Barry Foster.
Also quite impressive his love interests: Delphine Seyrig and her film daughter Kirstie Pooley. (The third major female in the film forms a nice surprise for Austrian TV fans: Ellen Umlauf, the old gossip from Kaisermühlen Blues, can be seen here, much younger, speaking English and being dubbed by an elegant standard German voice!)
Robert van Ackeren's movie is a wonderful relic from the wild 1970s. It really raised my mood today!
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