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Satan's Brew (1976)

Satansbraten (original title)
Walter, a German anarchist poet, is short of money after his publisher refuses to give him an advance. He tries various ways of raising money, including shooting one of his mistresses and ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurt Raab ... Walter Kranz
Margit Carstensen ... Andrée
Helen Vita Helen Vita ... Luise Kranz
Volker Spengler ... Ernst Kranz
Ingrid Caven ... Lisa
Y Sa Lo Y Sa Lo ... Lana von Meyerbeer
Ulli Lommel ... Lauf
Armin Meier Armin Meier ... Stricher
Katherina Buchhammer Katherina Buchhammer ... Irmgart von Witzleben
Vitus Zeplichal Vitus Zeplichal ... Urs
Brigitte Mira ... Mutter Kranz
Hannes Kaetner Hannes Kaetner ... Vater Kranz
Peter Chatel ... Eugen
Heli Finkenzeller
Marquard Bohm ... Rolf
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Storyline

Walter, a German anarchist poet, is short of money after his publisher refuses to give him an advance. He tries various ways of raising money, including shooting one of his mistresses and relying on the life savings of a woman from the country who is fanatically devoted to him. He also has to contend with his long-suffering wife, his fly-obsessed crazy brother, his other mistress and a police murder investigation. Written by Philip Apps <apps@math.wisc.edu>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

2 March 1977 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Satan's Brew See more »

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Budget:

DEM 600,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Lauf: My name is Lauf, criminal investigation department. That man, is he an acquaintance of yours?
Lisa: A lover.
Lauf: A good one?
Lisa: Sometimes.
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By Far Fasasbinder's Worst Film
18 March 2005 | by ocaastroSee all my reviews

It seemed as though the film crew was inebriated during the entire filming. When a drunk sobers up he finds that what seemed like masterful writing is actually junk! I kept hoping it would improve but it stayed at an unfortunate one rating.

So this is a warning that this film is terrible and without any saving grace. I admire Fassbinder as a director and he has made some fine films but for some reason he lost it on this one.

It is supposed to be a comedy but I found no humor in it, black or otherwise. Even the nude scenes don't help the film. There is absolutely no story line or reason for making this film.


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