In this film, Fassbinder I believe, illustrates different aspects of the life as an immigrant...in all it's entirety: the way they live,work and love. The relationship the couple has among themselves and with citizens of that country/ other foreigners. This dynamic is presented in its most basic truthfulness, managing to convey a wholesome portrayal of what it means to be a human being.
Una bellísima puesta en escena, Los espacios cuadrados que encierran a los personajes y los lugares vacíos reflejan el interior de Ali y Emmi. Con un tono cómico nos presenta la patética vida del Marroquí y la limpiadora, y nos permite establecer una conexión muy fuerte con ellos durante la hora y media. La felicidad no siempre es divertida, pero con este film de Fassbinder, lo es.
Una mirada a un problema de países con inmigración. Es una historia de amor muy rara, pero a la vez su perspectiva es muy interesante, los junto una casualidad, pero cada quien era justo lo que necesitaba el otro, se complementaron a pesar de todo. Te hace pensar en como es el ser humano y uno identifica eso en su familia, amigos y vecinos.
As a turkish guy, I can say that we've grown up with these kinds of stories since our childhood, especially after "worker immigration" which had happened at '60s with the demand of German government. So the story may be interesting, appealing(or whatever you call it) to most of you, but not for us. But on the other hand, film is quite informative about how those immagrants or minorities have felt in another country.
An incredibly moving film about love born out of alienation and loneliness and the prejudice that almost threatens to tear it apart. Melodramatic, simplistic but oh so expressive and culturally critical. The moments between the two are so well crafted that there needn't even be any dialogue. Brilliant.
,,Angst essen Seele auf" is probably the only film, where Fassbinder is so sympathetic to his heroes. I don't like this film very much. However it's a great tribute to Douglas Srik's ,,All that heaven allows". I think that his other melodramas such as ,,Fox and his friends", ,,Merchant of four seasons" or ,,Martha" are better. But it's still my own opinion.
Very stiff and stereotypical in more ways - not just the first-hand mythical prototypes of how people react(ed) on the couples relationship, but also how both see the other and the society around. It's just too simple and gives the movie quite a pinch of an educational story for children. But sure it's an important theme