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Fear Eats the Soul

Fear Eats the Soul
  • 1973
  • Germany
  • 93 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Written by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Cast: Brigitte Mira, El Hedi ben Salem, Barbara Valentin, Irm Hermann
  • Language: German, Arabic

A middle-aged charwoman who used to be a Nazi Party member, takes up with a young Arab immigrant worker, much to the consternation of her friends and neighbours. Typically melodramatic Fassbinder study of a disintegrating relationship, which also examines the problems of racism in West German society.

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Stanley Kubrick & Rainer Werner Fassbinder

5 Mar 2009

This month two monsters of cinema meet in the central belt. As German auteur Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s takes over the Glasgow Film Theatre (courtesy of Goethe Institut) with a small selection of his better known films (Fear Eats the Soul, Effi Brest…

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