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3.6
315 Ratings

Despair

West Germany, 1978
Drama, Fantasy

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.

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Despair Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1978

Locarno International Film Festival

2011

São Paulo International Film Festival

2011

New York Film Festival

1978

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