MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,207 this week

Fear of Fear (1975)
"Angst vor der Angst" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  8 July 1975 (West Germany)
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 812 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 20 critic

Margot, who lives in a comfortable middle class apartment, fears that she is losing her mind after having had her second child. Her husband Kurt, who is busy studying for an exam, does not ... See full summary »

Writers:

(based on an idea by), (film)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 29 Oct 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 26 Dec 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 40 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 44 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Fear of Fear" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Fear of Fear (TV Movie 1975)

Fear of Fear (TV Movie 1975) on IMDb 7.6/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Fear of Fear.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Lola (1981)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Ten years after the war, West Germany's market economy is booming. Into an unnamed city that's rife with corruption comes a new building commissioner, Herr von Bohm, committed to progress ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Mario Adorf
Katzelmacher (1969)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Jorgos, an emigrant worker from Greece, joins a group of young people usually hanging around. This foreigner incites hostility and jealousy among them, and he is insulted as a "Communist" ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Lilith Ungerer, Rudolf Waldemar Brem
The Niklashausen Journey (TV Movie 1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Can a small group of people start a proletarian revolution, asks the "Black Monk" in a leather jacket. The medieval shepherd, Hans Boehm, claims to have been called by the Virgin Mary to ... See full summary »

Directors: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Michael Fengler
Stars: Michael König, Hanna Schygulla, Margit Carstensen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A World War II widow seeks to adjust to life in postwar Germany.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Löwitsch, Ivan Desny
Jail Bait (TV Movie 1973)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: Harry Baer, Marquard Bohm, Rudolf Waldemar Brem
Despair (1978)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Germany in the early 1930s. Against the backdrop of the Nazis' rise, Hermann Hermann, a Russian émigré and chocolate magnate, goes slowly mad. It begins with his seating himself in a chair ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Andréa Ferréol, Klaus Löwitsch
Pioneers in Ingolstadt (TV Movie 1971)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Berta, a naive young maid, searches for love when the army engineers come to town to build a bridge.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Harry Baer, Irm Hermann
World on a Wire (TV Mini-Series 1973)
Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 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 »

Stars: Klaus Löwitsch, Barbara Valentin, Mascha Rabben
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
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A countess' unrequited love for an army officer leads to disaster.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Stars: Matthias Habich, Margarethe von Trotta, Rüdiger Kirschstein
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Biography | Drama | Romance

Poetry (mostly by Pablo Neruda) put into sounds and images, creating a multilingual portrait of love, life, and lust.

Directors: Andre Schneider, Danny Valentine
Stars: Andre Schneider, Jo van Nelsen, Daniel Rhyder
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Margit Carstensen ...
Margot
Ulrich Faulhaber ...
Kurt, ihr Mann
Brigitte Mira ...
Mutter
Irm Hermann ...
Lore
Armin Meier ...
Karli
Adrian Hoven ...
Dr. Merck
Kurt Raab ...
Herr Bauer
Ingrid Caven ...
Edda
Lilo Pempeit ...
Mrs. Schall
Helga Märthesheimer ...
Dr. von Unruh
Herbert Steinmetz ...
Dr. Auer
Hark Bohm ...
Dr. Rozenbaum
Constanze Haas ...
Bibi, Margots Tochter
Edit

Storyline

Margot, who lives in a comfortable middle class apartment, fears that she is losing her mind after having had her second child. Her husband Kurt, who is busy studying for an exam, does not understand her situation. Her mother-in-law and sister-in-law Lore are openly hostile to her. She resorts to valium and drink, and looks for sympathy, but to no avail. Written by Will Gilbert

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 July 1975 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Fear of Fear  »

Box Office

Budget:

DEM 375,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TV)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Herr Bauer: Your eyes, Mrs. Staudte. Your eyes. Take care of yourself.
Margot: Don't talk to me, Mr. Bauer.
Herr Bauer: Is there someone else you can discuss it with?
Margot: There's nothing I have to discuss with anyone, Mr. Bauer. Nothing at all.
Herr Bauer: A pity, Mrs. Staudte. A pity for you. It's important to have someone with whom you can discuss it.
See more »

Soundtracks

We Love You
Performed by The Rolling Stones
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An unknown gem by Fassbinder, one of his best works
3 October 2003 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Really, the plot is nothing different than your average movie on the Lifetime cable network: a woman suffers from post-partem depression while no one around her seems to care much; eventually, she becomes addicted to Valium and alcohol. But what a difference a genius can make, and Fassbinder is clearly a genius. And his lead actress, Margit Carstensen, gives an absolutely brilliant performance. It's a small and subtle picture (made for television, actually), and I wonder if anyone else would be as impressed as I was. But I really felt that Fassbinder and Carstensen captured something remarkable here. The other actors are fine, as well. Ulrich Faulhaber plays her odd husband. He cares for his wife, but probably not in the way she needs. I noticed early in the film that he never touches his wife, and later in the film his mother complains that it is abnormal the way the mother hugs and kisses her children. The nosy mother-in-law is played by Brigitte Mira, looking really ugly after making me cry in Fear Eats the Soul, made the previous year. I would say that that character is a cliché if I didn't know so many people exactly like her! Irm Herrmann plays the sister-in-law, and Adrian Hoven plays a pharmacist with whom Carstensen begins an affair after her prescription for Valium runs out. These two characters have the kind of hidden depth that make the film so good. The same can be said about Kurt Raab and Ingrid Caven, both playing other people with psychological problems, the former appearing once in a while in the streets and staring knowingly at Carstensen, the latter Carstensen's roommate at an asylum in which she undergoes some treatment; when Carstensen is undergoing sleep therapy, Caven desperately wants to converse with her, but when she is awake the woman becomes catatonic. Peer Raben's music is excellent, as always, and Fassbinder uses the music of Leonard Cohen wonderfully (as he also did in his more famous 1975 film, Fox and His Friends). 9/10.


16 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Was Margot's rehabilitation related to Bauer's suicide? higgs_boson
waking up in the underworld eberhard-fuerstenberg
Discuss Fear of Fear (1975) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?