The Rainer Werner Fassbinder Collection: Commemorative Edition Volume Two (1972-1982)


Reviewed by: Amber Wilkinson

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"One of the leading lights in New German Cinema."

Rainer Werner Fassbinder came to be one of the leading lights in New German Cinema - a loose term used to describe a group of West German films made from the Sixties onwards. They were frequently experimental and tended to represent the contemporary, divided German state in a bleak light. Many critics felt the era came to some sort of close with the suicide of Fassbinder in 1982.

This eight-disc collection, represents the latter part of his work. It comprises:

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(1974) - Reviewed by Marnie
The racial tension of postwar Germany is superbly brought to life in this touching romance between a lonely widow and an immigrant worker.

(1974) - Reviewed by Keith Dudhnath
A young woman, who marries a middle-aged politician, finds an affair has consequences.

(1975) - Reviewed by Jeff Robson
An unemployed young homosexual finds that a lottery win grants him access to a new, but hostile, world.

(1975) - Reviewed by Marnie
A German housewife fears she is going insane following the birth of her second child.

(1978) - Reviewed by Ben Sillis
A heart-breaking study of life for one woman in post-war West Germany.

Also contained in the set are: Mother Kusters Goes To Heaven (1975), Satan's Brew (1976), Chinese Roulette (1976).

Reviewed on: 15 Nov 2007
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Eight-disc box set of films, charting the latter part of the New German Cinema auteur's career.
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Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Writer: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Starring: See individual reviews

Year: 2007

Runtime: 856 minutes

BBFC: 18 - Age Restricted

Country: West Germany


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