Fear Eats the Soul

Fassbinder

Fear Eats the Soul 12A

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Cast: Brigitte Mira, El Hedi Ben Salem

With English Subtitles

Country: West Germany
Year: 1974
Duration: 90m

Emmi, a widowed cleaning lady in her sixties, meets Ali, a Moroccan immigrant in his thirties. Seeking companionship, they get married, but social pressure and prejudice conspire to drive them tragically apart. Paying homage to Douglas Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows, Fassbinder delivers a moving drama that explores the cruelty of intolerance.

“Arguably Fassbinder’s best loved film, it is still, 40 years on, burningly relevant.” BFI

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