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Satan's Brew (1976)

Satansbraten (original title)
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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Helen Vita ...
Luise Kranz
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Ingrid Caven ...
Lisa
Y Sa Lo ...
Lana von Meyerbeer
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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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2 March 1977 (Denmark)  »

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Satan's Brew  »

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DEM 600,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Lauf: My name is Lauf, criminal investigation department. That man, is he an acquaintance of yours?
Lisa: A lover.
Lauf: A good one?
Lisa: Sometimes.
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One of Fassbinder's Best
26 July 2004 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I had seen quite a few Fassbinders when I came across this one and was blown out the door. It is not only one of his funniest film, but a kind of humor that is really unique. Of course, being Fassbinder, it is dark, but there's also a sense of the darkness becoming comical in its haphazard unfolding. Smaller characters emerge and add depth. This isn't the usual RWF setup where one or two characters disintegrate under a microscope. This work's phenomenal density is all the more astonishing given Fassbinder's tremendous output (and ironic given the plot is about a blocked/dysfunctional writer). Don't miss this.


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