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Angst vor der Angst

Rainer Werner Fassbinder Bondsrepubliek Duitsland, 1975

Jason's rating of the film Fear of Fear

My position (perhaps provocative) is that Margit Carstensen is a superior lead to Hanna Schygulla. The admittedly divine tragicomic histrionics of the final third of PETRA VON KANT are perhaps superseded by the sustained simmering ennui of the TV movies MARTHA and FEAR OF FEAR. The latter might be the ultimate Fassbinder in that it depicts perception itself as imprisoning and brutalizing. Society destroys cellularly.