A small carnival is in dire financial straits. Their show is attracting fewer and fewer paying customers, as their "attractions" are aging, out of shape and beset by internal feuds and ...
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The story of the legendary King Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845-1886), his opera interest and friendship with theatre personalities such as Richard Wagner and Joseph Kainz, and at the same time a reflection of the German 1800s.
When Edith Howland's husband abandons her for a younger woman, leaving her with their alcoholic son and his senile uncle, she begins recording details of an imaginary, much more successful ... See full summary »
Hans W. Geissendörfer
Leopold von Verschuer
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 »
A transgender woman tries to salvage something from the wreckage love has made of her life by confronting her anguished past, hoping to find ultimate acceptance among quondam acquaintances and herself.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
A small carnival is in dire financial straits. Their show is attracting fewer and fewer paying customers, as their "attractions" are aging, out of shape and beset by internal feuds and bickering. One day a beautiful young woman shows up and suggests a way of attracting customers: put on a strip show, with her as the main attraction. Her act attracts customers in droves, but it turns out that the girl has her own agenda, and it isn't to help out the carnival.Written by
With a rating under 6, I was really surprised by the quality of this movie. The story about some people at a fairground struggling to fulfill their big dream may be somewhat average, but the camera-work by Michael Ballhaus is impressive (he even does one of his famous 360 Degree shots). The acting is also above average, Shelley Winters and Hans Christian Blech play their characters very well and it is definitely one of Syndey Rome's better movies. What really surprised me was the soundtrack. The movie features 15 Songs by Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music. Most of them are very well known and almost every song fits perfectly to the according scene. "Love Is The Drug" for a strip scene, "In Every Dream Home A Heartache" (played in its entirety) for a breakup scene - what could fit better? If you are into good soundtracks I strongly suggest trying to watch this movie somewhere.
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