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I Only Want You to Love Me (1976)
"Ich will doch nur, daß ihr mich liebt" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  23 March 1976 (West Germany)
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A man is interviewed by a sympathetic woman. His tale unfolds, of hard work that never pleases his parents, of a father who denigrates his efforts, of an indifferent mother. He builds them ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vitus Zeplichal ...
Peter Trepper
Elke Aberle ...
Erika
Alexander Allerson ...
Vater Ernst Trepper
Erni Mangold ...
Mutter Edith Trepper (as Ernie Mangold)
Johanna Hofer ...
Erikas Großmutter
Wolfgang Hess ...
Bauleiter
Armin Meier ...
Polier
Erika Runge ...
Interviewerin (as Dr. Erika Runge)
Katherina Buchhammer ...
Ulla (scenes deleted) (as Katharina Buchhammer)
Ellen Eckelmann ...
Bedienung Olga
Ulrich Radke ...
Erikas Vater Albert
Annemarie Wendl ...
Erikas Mutter Lis
János Gönczöl ...
Wirt (as Janos Gönczöl)
Edith Volkmann ...
Wirtin
Robert Naegele ...
Gerichtsvollzieher
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A man is interviewed by a sympathetic woman. His tale unfolds, of hard work that never pleases his parents, of a father who denigrates his efforts, of an indifferent mother. He builds them a house. Instead of offering their flat to him and his bride, they give the flat up, so he goes to Munich to work in construction, bringing his wife who is soon pregnant. They buy things on credit; he works overtime. He shows up with flowers and expensive gifts. When construction slows and he works less overtime, he cannot adjust his spending habits: he needs to be loved. Pressures mount. When he snaps, and violence ensues, who will be his victim? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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23 March 1976 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Chce tylko, aby mnie kochano  »

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DEM 800,000 (estimated)
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Es fährt ein Zug nach Nirgendwo
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movie about tenderness in modern, estranged times
26 March 2002 | by (the hague) – See all my reviews

As usual with Fassbinder this movie is about a search for tenderness and love in estranged, modern times. Some of the most beautiful shots I have ever seen. And yet so simple. This movie made me deeply cry. Never will I forget the scene where he declares that he loves his wife, and that she says she will call him schnauz, because he reminds her of a dog. Outside, in the snow. Fassbinder is an artist who depicts the tragedy of modernity, of our society in which we are lost.


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