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Satan's Brew (1976)
"Satansbraten" (original title)

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Walter, a German anarchist poet, is short of money after his publisher refuses to give him an advance. He tries various ways of raising money, including shooting one of his mistresses and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurt Raab ...
Walter Kranz
Margit Carstensen ...
Andrée
Helen Vita ...
Luise Kranz
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Ernst Kranz
Ingrid Caven ...
Lisa
Y Sa Lo ...
Lana von Meyerbeer
...
Lauf
Armin Meier ...
Stricher
Katherina Buchhammer ...
Irmgart von Witzleben
Vitus Zeplichal ...
Urs
Brigitte Mira ...
Mutter Kranz
Hannes Kaetner ...
Vater Kranz
Peter Chatel ...
Eugen
Heli Finkenzeller
Marquard Bohm ...
Rolf
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Walter, a German anarchist poet, is short of money after his publisher refuses to give him an advance. He tries various ways of raising money, including shooting one of his mistresses and relying on the life savings of a woman from the country who is fanatically devoted to him. He also has to contend with his long-suffering wife, his fly-obsessed crazy brother, his other mistress and a police murder investigation. Written by Philip Apps <apps@math.wisc.edu>

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Release Date:

2 March 1977 (Denmark)  »

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Satan's Brew  »

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Budget:

DEM 600,000 (estimated)
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(Eastmancolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Walter Kranz: Lisa, I've been writing again. Yesterday, depression. Today, a stroke of genius.
Lauf: [coughs]
Walter Kranz: Silence, you person!
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By Far Fasasbinder's Worst Film
18 March 2005 | by (Irvine, California) – See all my reviews

It seemed as though the film crew was inebriated during the entire filming. When a drunk sobers up he finds that what seemed like masterful writing is actually junk! I kept hoping it would improve but it stayed at an unfortunate one rating.

So this is a warning that this film is terrible and without any saving grace. I admire Fassbinder as a director and he has made some fine films but for some reason he lost it on this one.

It is supposed to be a comedy but I found no humor in it, black or otherwise. Even the nude scenes don't help the film. There is absolutely no story line or reason for making this film.


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