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Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Director

“It isn't easy to accept that suffering can also be beautiful...it's difficult. It's something you can only understand if you dig deeply into yourself.”

 

Biography

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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Thomas

8Sep13

He writes female characters very well. I enjoy that about his films.

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joey Noodles

29Nov12

Can someone please recommend me his finest films, I already know Berlin Alexanderplatz but I am new to this director and am looking for his best work.

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    Ryan Clark

    16Dec12

    The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant, Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven, Martha, Veronika Voss, Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, The Merchant of Four Seasons

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    joey Noodles

    17Dec12

    thanks Ryan!

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    Zachary George Najarian-Najafi

    1Jul13

    Berlin Alexanderplatz was the first of his movies I saw, and the one I consider to be his best. It is an absolutely amazing miniseries, and some of the best storytelling you will ever see.

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© <',))( Astro-Tofupraxographer

13Jul12

I must try to be like Fassbinder--keep going and fuck everything.

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Luka

23Aug11

German Douglas Sirk - A man obsessed with smoking, gangsters, gays and gays, one of my favourite directors.

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Where to start?

24 posts by 19 people 5 months ago

Praise Be to Rainer Werner Fassbinder

34 posts by 9 people 9 months ago

Unrealized film, Cocaine

7 posts by 5 people 11 months ago

Rank Fassbinder's Films

22 posts by 12 people over 2 years ago

Fassbinder's earlier works

18 posts by 10 people over 3 years ago

fassbinder and mubi disscusions

7 posts by 3 people over 3 years ago

THE TENDERNESS OF WOLVES

7 posts by 5 people about 4 years ago

BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ

21 posts by 9 people over 4 years ago