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Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945–1982)


Above all, Rainer Werner Fassbinder was a rebel whose life and art was marked by gross contradiction. Openly homosexual, he married twice; one of his wives acted in his films and the other served as his editor. Accused variously by detractors of being anticommunist, male chauvinist, antiSemitic and even antigay, he completed 44 projects between ... See full bio »

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Known For

Fox and His Friends
(1975)
Katzelmacher
Katzelmacher Writer
(1969)

Filmography

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 2012 Odpad mesto smrt (play)
 2001 Estudio 1 (TV Series) (play "Die Bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant" - 1 episode)
- Las amargas lágrimas de Petra von Kant (2001) ... (play "Die Bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant")
 2000 Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brûlantes (play "Tropfen auf heisse Steine")
 1982 Querelle (screenplay)
 1982 Veronika Voss
 1981 Lola (as R.W. Fassbinder)
 1981 Theater in Trance (Documentary)
 1981 Lili Marleen (additional dialogue) / (screenplay contributor)
 1979 The Third Generation (writer)
 1978 In a Year with 13 Moons (writer)
 1978 The Marriage of Maria Braun (dialogue) / (idea)
 1978 Deutschland im Herbst (Documentary) (writer)
 1977 Bolwieser (TV Movie)
 1976 Satan's Brew
 1976 Ich will doch nur, daß ihr mich liebt (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 1976 Shadow of Angels (dialogue) / (play "Der Müll, die Stadt und der Tod" - uncredited) / (screenplay)
 1975 Fear of Fear (TV Movie) (film)
 1975 Fox and His Friends (written by)
 1975 Wie ein Vogel auf dem Draht (TV Movie)
 1974/I Martha (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1973 Welt am Draht (TV Mini-Series) (teleplay)
 1973 Fru Geesches frihed (TV Movie) (play "Bremer Freiheit")
 1972-1973 Eight Hours Don't Make a Day (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Irmgard und Rolf (1973) ... (writer)
- Harald und Monika (1973) ... (writer)
- Franz und Ernst (1973) ... (writer)
- Oma und Gregor (1972) ... (writer)
- Jochen und Marion (1972) ... (writer)
 1973 Jail Bait (TV Movie)
 1972 Bremer Freiheit: Frau Geesche Gottfried - Ein bürgerliches Trauerspiel (TV Movie) (play) / (television adaptation)
 1972 The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (play) / (screenplay)
 1971 Whity
 1971 Pioniere in Ingolstadt (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1971 Rio das Mortes (TV Movie)
 1970 Die Niklashauser Fart (TV Movie)
 1970 Warum läuft Herr R. Amok (written by - as Rainer W. Fassbinder, credit only)
 1970 Das Kaffeehaus (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1969 Fernes Jamaica (Short) (writer)
 1969 Katzelmacher (writer)
 1966 Das kleine Chaos (Short)
 1966 Der Stadtstreicher (Short)
 1966 This Night (Short)
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3 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 13 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Franz Alsch | R.W. Fassbinder | Rainer W. Fassbinder | R.W.F. | Franz Walsch | Franz Walsh

Height:

5' 9¼" (1.76 m)
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Personal Quote:

Love is the best, most insidious, most effective instrument of social repression. See more »

Trivia:

A year before his death, listed these as his ten favorite films: The Damned (1969), The Naked and the Dead (1958), Lola Montès (1955), Flamingo Road (1949), Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), Dishonored (1931), The Night of the Hunter (1955), Johnny Guitar (1954), Kalina krasnaya (1974). See more »

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Star Sign:

Gemini

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