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

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  8 July 1975 (West Germany)
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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 »

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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
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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

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8 July 1975 (West Germany)  »

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Margot: Alcohol is what I need. Alcohol and nothing more.
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this is a lesser known work in Fassbinder's ouevre, but it is really worth seeing. Margot, a housewife pregnant with her second child begins to feel a strange fear that she can't explain. Her vision becomes blurry and she begins to fear that she is going insane. She seeks relief in valium, cognac, and has a brief affair with the local pharmacist. It is a well shot film, the actress playing Margot has a kind of Karen Carpenter creepy frailty. There are slightly campy and melodramatic elements, but the vision of the nightmare of depression and modern life is really powerful.


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