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pentagrammaa

I disagree completely. Simple but powerful like a sledgehammer.
13 years 1 month ago
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IanWass

Like the offspring of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? and Harold and Maude, but for the realist intersectional German New Cinema crowd.
9 years 8 months ago
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Siskoid

1974's Munich in Rainer Fassbinder's Ali: Fear Eats the Soul is a racist world where its two protagonists, a lonely older German woman and a younger Moroccan immigrant nicknamed Ali, face near constant prejudice for their unorthodox relationship... and it's entirely depressing that this could have been made today, in almost any Western country, and we wouldn't have thought it out of place. It is especially well-observed in the way racist (and ageist) attitudes crop up in the two leads as well, once the honeymoon stage is over. And do we, the audience, ascribe Ali any sinister motives for apparently falling for an older woman? Or if not sinister, at least pragmatical? Ali isn't an eloquent character - his German is clumsy - which makes him a figure of mystery and poignancy. The human drama is quite strong, but of course, it's Fassbinder. His mastery of color and composition also makes this a great film to look at.
5 years 4 months ago
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neocowboy

How delightfully disconsolate.

Stop ordering drinks if you're not going to finish them!
11 years 7 months ago
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Emiam

7/10

One of Fassbinder's best if you ask me, if not the best!
6 years 7 months ago
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Atreides

Great movie. Perhaps it is also interesting for the right wing politicians
12 years 9 months ago
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mathiasa

Great movie. Perhaps it is also interesting for the left wing politicians.
9 years 10 months ago
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nicolaskrizan

unnaturalistic and alive

https://beyond1001movies.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/backtrack-angst-essen-seele-auf-1974/
9 years 3 months ago
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TheMajor

Interesting topic but overrated.
13 years 4 months ago
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