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Götter der Pest

Rainer Werner Fassbinder West Germany, 1970

EdieEmm's rating of the film Gods of the Plague

This film more than his others feels like a bit of a pastiche; more exercise than inspiration. (Though the scene with the Nonsense Song & the ravioli is among the finest on film.) The Franz character is, as always, a shamelessly revealing stand-in for F. himself… Not among his masterpieces (it drags at the start, e.g.) but visually great and, anyway... Fassbinder.