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Fear of Fear (1975)

Angst vor der Angst (original title)
Margot, who lives in a comfortable middle class apartment, fears that she is losing her mind after having had her second child. Her husband Kurt, who is busy studying for an exam, does not ... See full summary »

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Asta Scheib (based on an idea by), Rainer Werner Fassbinder (film)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Margit Carstensen ... Margot
Ulrich Faulhaber Ulrich Faulhaber ... Kurt, ihr Mann
Brigitte Mira ... Mutter
Irm Hermann ... Lore
Armin Meier Armin Meier ... Karli
Adrian Hoven ... Dr. Merck
Kurt Raab ... Herr Bauer
Ingrid Caven ... Edda
Lilo Pempeit Lilo Pempeit ... Mrs. Schall
Helga Märthesheimer Helga Märthesheimer ... Dr. von Unruh
Herbert Steinmetz Herbert Steinmetz ... Dr. Auer
Hark Bohm Hark Bohm ... Dr. Rozenbaum
Constanze Haas Constanze Haas ... Bibi, Margots Tochter
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Storyline

Margot, who lives in a comfortable middle class apartment, fears that she is losing her mind after having had her second child. Her husband Kurt, who is busy studying for an exam, does not understand her situation. Her mother-in-law and sister-in-law Lore are openly hostile to her. She resorts to valium and drink, and looks for sympathy, but to no avail. Written by Will Gilbert

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

8 July 1975 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Fear of Fear See more »

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Budget:

DEM 375,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Margot: Mr. Bauer is sick.
Bibi, Margots Tochter: What do you mean, sick? Why isn't he in bed?
Margot: Mr. Bauer's sick in the head.
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Why Don't You Try
Written and Performed by Leonard Cohen
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have to strongly disagree that this is one of RWF's best, but...
7 June 2012 | by marymorrisseySee all my reviews

what they hey I'll go ahead and give it a 7 which it seems to me is high high praise here in general, whereas I tend towards the extremes.

it's interesting to see MC in this sort of role, the husband and brother in law characters are very touching. the PR score is quite different from the music in other of Fassbinder's films, you can just about hear that it's by the same composer. this is appropriate given the exceptional nature of the story and theme. Still, the story doesn't really amount to a lot... somehow... and just kind of stops rather than coming to any sort of satisfying close.

at least tonight I got to see a Fassbinder film I never saw before. I think there might be only a couple left. wish someone would resurrect his version of Cukor's "The Women"... which has completely found its niche in obscurity somehow...


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