VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

ANGST ESSEN SEELE AUF

V' 11

ANGST ESSEN SEELE AUF

Rainer Werner Fassbinder
BRD, 1974
93min, dOF

ANGST ESSEN SEELE AUF

Rainer Werner Fassbinder
BRD, 1974
, 93min, dOF

Production: 
Tango-Film
World Sales: 
Distribution in Austria: 
35 mm/Farbe

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.