Retro: Chantal Akerman

Angst essen Seele auf

Rainer Werner Fassbinder
DEU 1974
91 min

Rainer Werner Fassbinder not only directed <![CDATA[<i>]]>Ali: Fear Eats the Soul <![CDATA[</i>]]> (<![CDATA[<i>]]>Angst essen Seele auf <![CDATA[</i>]]>), but also scripted the film, designed the sets, and produced. Brigitte Mira heads the cast as a lonely German cleaning woman, who enters into an affair with equally lonely--and much, much younger--Moroccan mechanic El Hedi Ben Salem. They marry, despite the shocked, bigoted reactions of those around them. This thinly disguised remake of Douglas Sirk's <![CDATA[<i>]]>All That Heaven Allows<![CDATA[</i>]]> (cult favorite Sirk was one of Fassbinder's personal heroes) won the international critic's prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

  • Brigitte Mira - Emmi Kurowski
  • El Hedi ben Salem - Ali
  • Barbara Valentin - Inkeeper Barbara
  • Irm Hermann - Daughter Krista
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder - Son-in-law Eugen
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Jürgen Jürges
  • Fritz Müller-Scherz
  • Thea Eymèsz
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder
35 mm
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