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Rio das Mortes

West Germany, 1971
Comedy, TV Movie


The friends Michel (Michael König) and Günther (Günther Kaufmann) own a treasure map of Peru. Despite the resistance of Hanna (Hanna Schygulla), who wants to marry Michel, the friends plan a trip to Peru.

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Rio das Mortes Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Critics reviews

…I’m inclined to agree with Mr. Baer, but not simply for the film’s promising performances or the foreshadowing of elements Fassbinder used in subsequent projects. (This is the first Hanna Schygulla dance scene (to Elvis’s “Jailhouse Rock”), and, like Herr R. from the same year, the story flirts with rousing submerged homosexual desires between “old school chums.”) In Rio das Mortes Fassbinder pursues a feminist-Marxist critique of marriage.
November 18, 2014
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