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Beware of a Holy Whore (1971)

Warnung vor einer heiligen Nutte (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 15 July 1983 (Italy)
On a film set there are two things missing, the film material and the director. So the actors and actresses as well as the crew try to make the best out of the situation. When the director ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou Castel ... Jeff, Regisseur
Eddie Constantine ... Eddie (as Eddi Constantine)
Marquard Bohm ... Ricky, Schauspieler
Hanna Schygulla ... Hanna, Schauspielerin
Rainer Werner Fassbinder ... Sascha, Herstellungsleiter
Margarethe von Trotta ... Babs, Produktionssekretärin (as Margarete von Trotta)
Hannes Fuchs Hannes Fuchs ... David, Regieassistent
Marcella Michelangeli ... Margret
Karl Scheydt Karl Scheydt ... Manfred, Produzent
Ulli Lommel ... Korbinian, Aufnahmeleiter
Kurt Raab ... Fred, Ausstatter
Herb Andress ... Mark, Coach
Monica Teuber ... Billi, Maskenbildnerin (as Monika Teuber)
Benjamin Lev Benjamin Lev ... Candy, spanischer Aufnahmeleiter
Gianni Di Luigi Gianni Di Luigi ... Mike, Kameramann (as Gianni di Luigi)
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On a film set there are two things missing, the film material and the director. So the actors and actresses as well as the crew try to make the best out of the situation. When the director arrives the material is still missing and so they still wait and try to make the best out of the situation. When the material finally arrives all folks involved into the film find themselves in a weird situation. Jealousy, competition and despair are ruling. Nobody seems to be able to break through this atmosphere, so they all still try to make the best out of the situation, but this is probably not the way to finish the film. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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Comedy | Drama

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West Germany | Italy

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Release Date:

15 July 1983 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Beware of a Holy Whore See more »

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DEM 1,100,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Jeff, Regisseur: I want to get out of here. I don't want to make this damn movie.
Hanna, Schauspielerin: Why not?
Jeff, Regisseur: The whole thing here makes me sick.
Hanna, Schauspielerin: I think it's going to be tremendous.
Jeff, Regisseur: Yeah, that's the trouble.
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Before the credits the following can be found: 'Ich sage Ihnen, dass ich oft sterbensmuede bin, das Menschliche darzustellen ohne am Menschlichen teilzuhaben. - Thomas Mann' (I tell you that I am often deadly tired to represent human kind without to participate in human kind.) See more »

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So Long Marianne
Written and Performed by Leonard Cohen
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Fassbinder and Truffaut
5 March 2006 | by spazyouthSee all my reviews

Nearly all of the reviews I have read about this film mention its "dullness" or "boredom". Someone compared him with Truffaut earlier, I think it is important to remember that although Fassbinder was certainly influenced by French New Wave, he was essentially a German film-maker with a completely unique approach to his work. So, if u find his films boring because you are expecting to watch another Jules et Jim, then I think u set yourself up for disappointment. I think the slow pace of the film re-creates an environment (namely the filming of the previous Fassbinder film, whitey) and achieves its purpose masterfully, combining all the sexual, emotional,and mental frustration of making a film.


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