Bolwieser (Kurt Raab), stationmaster in a little Bavarian town in the 1920s, feels that with his marriage to Hanni (Elisabeth Trissenaar), daughter of a brewery owner, he has achieved happiness and good social standing. But the entire city knows that Hanni turned to the tavern owner Merkl (Bernhard Helfrich) long ago. When Bolwieser hears about the rumor, Hanni and Merkl report the worst “slanderers.” He even commits perjury in order not to lose his wife. However, he is unable to live without the illusion of his idyllic marriage. The human tragedy takes its course: Bolwieser begins to drink, his wife leaves him for the hairdresser (Udo Kier), and the stationmaster is even sentenced to jail because of perjury. Hanni files for divorce. —Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation
Rainer Werner Fassbinder (May 31, 1945 – June 10, 1982) was born into a cultured bourgeois family in the small Bavarian spa town Bad Wörishofen. Raised by his mother as an only child, the boy had only sporadic contact with his father, a doctor, after the divorce of his parents when he was five. Educated at a Rudolf Steiner elementary school and subsequently in Munich and Augsburg, the city of Bert Brecht, he left school before passing any final examinations. A cinema addict (“five times a week, often three films a day”) from a very early age, not least because his mother needed peace and quiet for her work as a translator, “the cinema was the family life I never had at home.”
Fassbinder made his first short films at the age of twenty, persuading a male lover to finance them in exchange for leading roles. He also applied for a place at the Berlin Film School (dffb), but was refused. He acted in both his early films: DER STADTSTREICHER (The City Tramp), which also featured Irm… read more
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