LIEBE IST KÄLTER ALS DER TOD

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LIEBE IST KÄLTER ALS DER TOD

LOVE IS COLDER THAN DEATH

Rainer Werner Fassbinder
BRD, 1969
85min, OmeU

LIEBE IST KÄLTER ALS DER TOD

Rainer Werner Fassbinder
BRD, 1969
, 85min, OmeU

Cast: 
Ulli Lommel
Hanna Schygulla
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Hans Hirschmüller
Katrin Schaake
Peter Berling
Hannes Gromball
Gisela Otto
Ingrid Caven
Ursula Strätz
Irm Hermann
Screenplay: 
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Camera: 
Dietrich Lohmann
Editor: 
Franz Walsch (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
Composer: 
Holger Münzer
Peer Raben
Decoration: 
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Ulli Lommel

Production: 
antitheater-X-Film
World Sales: 
Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation Giesebrechtstraße 7 10629 Berlin, Deutschland T 30 88 72 49 0 info@fassbinderfoundation.de
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

This is a prodigious debut film, a revisionist film noir as stark in its visual style as it is powerful in its seething, but repressed emotions, and with a wonderfully sardonic sense of humor. Even as it draws on his work in theatre, Liebe ist kälter als der Tod points to the forty films which were to come in terms of its themes, aesthetic techniques, and psychological insights. But this is no mere warm-up for later triumphs (and tribulations); it seems more resonant with each subsequent viewing, and a third of a century after that fateful premiere, this film still feels fresh, strange, and resonant in its chillingly casual violence and unspoken, sometimes heartbreaking, passion. (Jim Clark)