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  1. El Biffo's rating of the film Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven

    I like the happy "American ending", sort of.

  2. Diderot's rating of the film Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven

    A good example of Fassbinder's melancholy sense of humor. It's also the screen introduction of Armin Meier, who would kill himself within three years.

  3. mubianer's rating of the film Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven

    Very entertaining. This is Fassbinder attacking just about everyone. Only problem I have with the script is she ran from the communists to the anarchists a bit fast I think.

  4. ammar's rating of the film Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven

  5. FISCHER's rating of the film Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven

    Le prolifique Fassbinder a encore frappé, fort et bien... www.cinefiches.com

  6. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven

    This is a bit of a sequel to 'Why Does Herr R. Run Amok?" It's less about the murderer, and more about the havoc they create in their families. Mutter gets off on the wrong foot by inviting in the Parasites, I mean the Press, and it just gets worse from there on. Exploitation is the name of the game, and even family members get involved. For some reason he decided to pander to the Americans with his filmed ending.

  7. ermete polpette's rating of the film Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven

  8. film_lies101's rating of the film Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven

    One of Fassbinder's most political, pessimistic, funny and heartbreaking films. I wish a proper ending had been shot

  9. Andrew Miller's rating of the film Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven

    What comes to mind years later is the power of the intertitle/text on screen. What is not shown, only described, can sometimes be the most devestating (see In the Mood for Love's concluding seconds, or numerous moments in Berlin Alexanderplatz).

  10. Bernardo Anderson's rating of the film Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven

    Incredible moving and sad tale of a woman desperate for belonging. Fassbinder shows how everyone tries to use her horrible moment to capitalize on their own goals. A must see for any Fassbinder fans.

  11. kartina obskura's rating of the film Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven

    kako sam postao anarhista pod stare dane

  12. Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven

    Fassbinder's films are all, effectively, exploitation movies, since they deal with the exploitation of characters as a metaphor for German society. Like The Third Generation, Mother Küsters' is a brilliant lampoon of arm-chair terrorism, but also a heartbreaking character study, given a greater emotional weight by the remarkable performance of Brigitte Mira as the martyred matriarch of the title...

  13. Jason Callen's rating of the film Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven

    Ultimately sad film about media manipulation and the selfishness inherent in politics.

  14. Ryan Clark's rating of the film Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven

    LOVED this movie. The concept is extremely engaging and fascinating to watch: A widow's grief leads her to communism and then to anarchism. Neither provides the comfort she needs. Unfortunately, everyone in the film -- including her own children -- is selfish. It sounds awfully serious, but it's really a dark comedy. I prefer the original, more extreme ending over the happy U.S. ending.

  15. apursansar's rating of the film Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven

    Neither of the two alternative endings is satisfying, both seem rushed, but other than that the film can be regarded as a brilliant homage to the German Lefist films of Weimar Republic such as "Mother Krause's Journey to Happiness" and "Kuhle Wampe". Fassbinder's look at the possibilities of communism is obviously defined by the experience of APO and RAF and thus more incredulous than the films mentioned above.

  16. Hank the Tank's rating of the film Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven