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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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Budget:

DEM 1,100,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Korbinian, Aufnahmeleiter: Everyone thinks he can push me around.
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The film begins with the line: 'Hochmut kommt vor dem Fall.' ("Pride goeth before a Fall") See more »

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Auto-Psychogram of the Fassbinder family

"Warnung Vor Einer Heiligen Nutte" (1971) is everything else than an obscure, hermetic and highly stylized movie. Before you watch this masterpiece of the middler Fassbinder, you should read the biography by Peter Berling, "Die 13 Jahres Des Rainer Werner Fassbinder" (1992). Peter Berling was also the producer of the "Holy Whore" and acted a part in it. It is a very precise description of practically all members of Fassbinder's troop since the time of the "antiteater". However, the persons have been exchanged. So, f.ex. Magdalena Montezuma plays "Irm", i.e. Irm Hermann, who also is the dubbing voice of Montezuma. She accuses "Jeff Kocsinsky", the director of the picture "Morte o Patria", of having stolen her years, promised to marry her and have children with her. Jeff is of course Fassbinder, while Fassbinder himself plays the role of "Sasha", probably an invented role. However, it is astonishing that Fassbinder's family agreed to unwrap their own and not only personal but highly private problems in front of the public. A highlight in this respect is "Fred" alias Kurt Raab. He is the artistic director of the movie - as he was in his real life, a weak and subordinate creature depending on love or hatred of his always changing lovers. It shows anew what a magnificent actor Raab was. Lou Castel as Fassbinder alias "Jeff" does a very great job. The same man who is determined to make a movie against brutal state force is using on the set all imaginable means of force up to terror against his actors and staff. Concluding, I would even say that "The Holy Whore" is a example of bravura of how one can make a movie with basically nothing, if there is a group who is determined to create something together.


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