The life and the impact of iconic German New Wave director, Rainer Werner Fassbinder.


Oskar Roehler


Klaus Richter (screenplay), Klaus Richter (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Oliver Masucci ... Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Hary Prinz ... Kurt Raab
Katja Riemann ... Gudrun
Felix Hellmann Felix Hellmann ... Harry Baer
Anton Rattinger Anton Rattinger ... Britta
Erdal Yildiz ... El Hedi ben Salem
Markus Hering Markus Hering ... Peer Raben
Michael Klammer ... Günther Kaufmann
Frida-Lovisa Hamann Frida-Lovisa Hamann ... Martha (as Frida Lovisa Hamann)
Jochen Schropp ... Armin Meier
Lucas Gregorowicz Lucas Gregorowicz ... Ulli Lommel
Simon Böer ... Mike / Michael Ballhaus
Antoine Monot Jr. ... Peter Berling
Désirée Nick ... Bärbel / Barbara Valentin
Michael Ostrowski ... Peter Chatel


The life and the impact of iconic German New Wave director, Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

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Director Oskar Roehler said that Love Is Colder Than Death (1969) is his favorite of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's movies. See more »


When rehearsing Goethe's "Iphiganie on Tauris" Fassbinder suggests to give the audience tomatoes for them to choose if they eat it or through it on the actors. While this idea is true it was made for a different performance in this theater, for "Leonce and Lena" by Georg Büchner. See more »


Rainer Werner Fassbinder: The theater is not enough for me.
Kurt Raab: What do you want to do?
Rainer Werner Fassbinder: Movies. Movies abour this country. The material is lying on the streets. I already wrote 3 movies and have 4 movies in my head.
[Kurt is impressed]
Rainer Werner Fassbinder: Wherever you go is material that is about how people see their dreams and how their dreams get destroyed. The theater can't do it. Only cinema can do it.
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References Jane Is Jane Forever (1977) See more »

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Sometimes the title says it all. 1* out of 10*
12 October 2020 | by velvet_zooSee all my reviews

In this case, it is half of the title that says it all. To be exact, it is the second half of the title. Shallow parody about the life of an overrated film director who would not make ends meet today. His abusive nature would get him off any gig immediately. Unwatchable, almost like most of his original films today.

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1 October 2020 (Germany) See more »

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