Fassbinder's first film is by no means his best, yet it may just be the purest example of his philosophy on what cinema can and should be. He doesn't believe in fast cuts or close-ups, at least not at the start of his career, but rather long shots and slow drawn out sequences. This leaves room for contemplation and reflection, and the script, apparently written on the fly, also gives space to breathe and just indulge
One of the very few films in which Fassbinder chose a widescreen aspect ratio, and it's more beautiful because of it. Some really wonderful compositions and great use of negative space. I wish he used this format more often, also few people capture the beauty of b/w stock like this.