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16 Ratings

Like a Bird on the Wire

Wie ein Vogel auf dem Draht

West Germany, 1975
Short, Music


A TV movie by Rainer Werner Fassbinder for Brigitte Mira.

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Like a Bird on the Wire Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

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  • Samuel T.'s rating of the film Like a Bird on the Wire

    Cohen sets the stage, but Caravaggio's "Boy With a Basket of Fruit," seen on the wall of the first chamber set, paints the picture: the artist's androgynous teenage model spilling fruits, mostly ripe, but some split, some bruised, some fungal, some bearing insect eggs, all in the same basket. Perhaps his "Self-Portrait as Bacchus" would have been an overstatement. Also, Brigitte Mira, you are a heroine.

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