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Rainer Werner Fassbinder Bondsrepubliek Duitsland, 1971

Warren Spratley's rating of the film Rio das Mortes

A rather exquisite observation of the vagueness & inconstancy of ethics & resolution in post-WWII Germany. As in Borzage's cinema, Fassbinder's characters are always gazing outward at some unknown area, seized by the strangeness & allure of their own notions & impressions of 'freedom,' a complex concept in RWF. Political anger has transformed into something more tender & despondent. Schygulla's lipstick is glorious.