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Fassbinder: To Love Without Demands
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FASSBINDER: TO LOVE WITHOUT DEMANDS

Fassbinder: at elske uden at kræve

Directed by Christian Braad Thomsen
Denmark, 2015
Documentary, Biography

Synopsis

Rainer Werner Fassbinder was probably Germany’s most significant post-war director. His swift and dramatic demise at the early age of 37 in 1982 left behind a vacuum in European filmmaking that has yet to be filled, as well as a body of unique, multi-layered and multifarious work.

Synopsis

Rainer Werner Fassbinder was probably Germany’s most significant post-war director. His swift and dramatic demise at the early age of 37 in 1982 left behind a vacuum in European filmmaking that has yet to be filled, as well as a body of unique, multi-layered and multifarious work.

Our take

Featuring candid interviews with the enfant terrible of New German Cinema, Christian Braad Thomsen’s intimate portrait of Rainer Werner Fassbinder is a stunning labor of love. Made from the viewpoint of a confidant, this documentary reveals the beautiful contradictions of Fassbinder’s filmography.