Portrait of the enfant terrible of German Cinema who died in 1982: Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Director Rosa Von Praunheim was fascinated by the contradiction between his wild life and the bourgeois dramas he made.
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Interviews with the women in Fassbinder’s life - actresses, his make up artist, and his film editor - paint him as a genius who abused his tremendous power. He was a contagious personality who brought people in, made them feel important and useful, and then disregarded them. The documentary doesn’t let extraordinary ability and productivity be an excuse. He was toxic.