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The Rainer Werner Fassbinder Collection: Commemorative Edition Volume Two (1972-1982)
Reviewed by: Amber Wilkinson
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:
Fear Eats The Soul (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.
Fontaine Effi Briest (1974) - Reviewed by Keith Dudhnath
A young woman, who marries a middle-aged politician, finds an affair has consequences.
Fox And His Friends (1975) - Reviewed by Jeff Robson An unemployed young homosexual finds that a lottery win grants him access to a new, but hostile, world.
Fear Of Fear (1975) - Reviewed by Marnie
A German housewife fears she is going insane following the birth of her second child.
The Marriage Of Maria Braun (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
If you like this, try:The Rainer Werner Fassbinder Collection: Commemorative Edition Volume One (1969-1972)