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Rainer Werner Fassbinder Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1973

dionysus67's rating of the film Angst essen Seele auf

This is Fassbinder's genius in what could be the most accomplished stylistically and astute sociologically filmic exegesis of xenophobia and human resilience. The Brechtean processes generate those alienation devices that are sufficient for self-reflection and the Hopper-like sets and colors are augmented by amazing vertical mise-en-scène (the shots on the stairs) to instill to every frame a rarely matched openess.