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Shadow of Angels (1976)

Schatten der Engel (original title)
| Drama | June 1983 (USA)
Beautiful, detached, laconic, consumptive Lily Brest is a streetwalker with few clients. She loves her idle boyfriend Raoul who gambles away what little she earns. The town's power broker, ... See full summary »

Director:

Daniel Schmid

Writers:

Rainer Werner Fassbinder (dialogue), Daniel Schmid (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ingrid Caven ... Lily Brest
Rainer Werner Fassbinder ... Raoul
Annemarie Düringer ... Luise Müller
Adrian Hoven ... Herr Müller, ihr Mann
Boy Gobert Boy Gobert ... Chief of Police: Mülller II
Ulli Lommel ... Der kleine Prinz / Little Prince
Jean-Claude Dreyfus ... Zwerg / Dwarf (as Jean-Claude Dreyfuss)
Irm Hermann ... Emma
Debria Kalpataru Debria Kalpataru ... Marie-Antoinette
Hans Gratzer Hans Gratzer ... Oscar
Peter Chatel ... Mann / Thomas
Ila von Hasperg Ila von Hasperg ... Violet
Gail Curtis Gail Curtis ... Tau
Christine Jirku Christine Jirku ... Olga
Raúl Gimenez Raúl Gimenez ... Jim (as Raul Gimenez)
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Storyline

Beautiful, detached, laconic, consumptive Lily Brest is a streetwalker with few clients. She loves her idle boyfriend Raoul who gambles away what little she earns. The town's power broker, called the rich Jew, discovers she is a good listener, so she's soon busy. Raoul imagines grotesque sex scenes between Lily and the Jew; he leaves her for a man. Her parents, a bitter Fascist who is a cabaret singer in drag and her wheelchair-bound mother, offer no refuge. Even though all have a philosophical bent, the other whores reject Lily because she tolerates everyone, including men. She tires of her lonely life and looks for a way out. Even that act serves the local corrupt powers. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Language:

German

Release Date:

June 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shadow of Angels See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria

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Budget:

DEM 600,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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