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Despair

directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
West Germany 1978
  • 119 min
3.6
215 Ratings

Synopsis

Hermann, a Russian emigre owner of a failing candy factory, is fed up with his plump wife and has developed a habit of dissociating himself from his body to the point that he can watch himself make love. Confronted with the Nazi rise to power, he ultimately works out a lucrative murder-suicide.