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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

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West Germany, 1974


An almost accidental romance is kindled between a German woman in her mid-sixties and a Moroccan migrant worker around twenty-five years younger. These two people separated by age and race abruptly decide to marry, appalling everyone around them.

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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1974 | 2 wins including: FIPRESCI Prize

Chicago International Film Festival

1974 | Winner: Best Feature (Silver Hugo)

German Film Awards

1974 | Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Gold)

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