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

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  2 March 1977 (Denmark)
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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 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
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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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Lauf: My name is Lauf, criminal investigation department. That man, is he an acquaintance of yours?
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Lisa: Sometimes.
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The pits
23 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well Germans aren't really known for their comedy. Regardless, as the other reviewer said, this is RWF's absolute worst film ever. I don't know what kind of drugs and booze he was on when this was made but it certainly wasn't his regular Remy/cocaine/ hallucinogenics cocktail. Despite his penchant for self abuse all the drugs and brandy somehow worked in his favor at other times. Not here. Fassbinder is an absolute genius artist, one that appears once in a very long time but this one is complete rubbish.

Everyone can make mistakes but the remarkable thing about RWF is that some mediocrities notwithstanding, most of his vast output is really, really good. This is the bottom of the barrel. Therefore... don't waste your time. He has 20 other films which range from good to mind- blowing.


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