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Das Kaffeehaus (1970)

People meet and chat at Ridolfo's Coffeehouse. The conversations are mostly about money. But also about feelings, ideals, friendship, love, fidelity and respectability.

Writers:

Rainer Werner Fassbinder (teleplay), Carlo Goldoni (play)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Margit Carstensen ... Vittoria
Ingrid Caven ... Placida
Hanna Schygulla ... Lisaura
Kurt Raab ... Don Marzio
Harry Baer ... Eugenio (as Harry Bär)
Hans Hirschmüller ... Trappolo
Günther Kaufmann ... Leander
Peter Moland Peter Moland ... Pandolfo
Peer Raben Peer Raben ... Ridolfo (as Wil Rabenbauer)
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Storyline

Fassbinder's Coffee House is located more within a psychological landscape than a physical one. We are no longer in Venice, it is no longer carnival. The characters are permitted fewer illusions, and the play is no comedy. The intrigues and devices that are of such interest to Goldoni remain in Fassbinder's version seen through a sharp, intelligent melancholy. Everyone is obliged to pay for their desires. Everyone is obliged to sell a little bit of themselves. And nobody can really complain. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

18 May 1970 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Il caffè See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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