Contents/Filmography

This is the complete list of Fassbinder’s films in order (dates courtesy of IMDB). Please note that all dates listed reflect the film’s theatrical release, which does not always correspond to the year(s) of production.

Titles discussed in this blog link to that film’s post, designated with a •, which I will update as I go along. Titles of films with more than one post devoted to them (most notably, Berlin Alexanderplatz) link to the first such post.

If I manage to track down any additional films not currently available for rental in the U.S. (the bulk of these fall in the 1972-74 period) I’ll review them later, after Querelle.

1965 This Night This Night Short. Lost.

1966 The City Tramp/Der Stadtstreicher Short.

1966/67 The Little Chaos/Das kleine Chaos Short.

•1969 Love Is Colder Than Death/Liebe ist kälter als der Tod

•1969 Katzelmacher Based on a play by RWF.

•1970 Gods of the Plague/Götter der Pest

1970 The Coffee House/Das Kaffeehaus Video recording for German TV. Based on a play by Carlo Goldoni.

•1970 Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? Warum läuft Herr R. Amok? Co-directed and written (improvisation instructions) with Michael Fengler

•1970 The American Soldier/Der amerikanische Soldat

•1970 The Niklashausen Journey/Die Niklashauser Fahrt TV film. Co-directed with Michael Fengler.

•1971 Rio das Mortes/Rio das Mortes TV film.

•1971 Pioneers in Ingolstadt/Pioniere in Ingolstadt TV film. Based on a play by Marieluise Fleißer.

•1971 Whity 

•1971 Beware of a Holy Whore/Warnung vor einer heiligen Nutte

•1972 The Merchant of Four Seasons/Händler der vier Jahreszeiten

•1972 The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant/Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant Based on a play by RWF.

1972–1973 Eight Hours Are Not a Day/Acht Stunden sind kein Tag TV series, 5 episodes.

1972 Bremen Freedom/Bremer Freiheit TV film. Based on a play by RWF.

1973 Jail Bait/Wildwechsel TV film. Based on a play by Franz Xaver Kroetz.

•1973 World on a Wire/Welt am Draht TV film in two parts. Based on the novel Simulacron-3 by Daniel F. Galouye. Co-written with Fritz Müller-Scherz.

1974 Nora Helmer Video recording for German TV. Based on A Doll’s House by Ibsen (German translation by Bernhard Schulze).

•1974 Ali: Fear Eats the Soul/Angst essen Seele auf Inspired by Douglas Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows.

•1974 Martha  16mm TV film. Based on the story “For the Rest of Her Life” by Cornell Woolrich.

•1974 Effi Briest/Fontane – Effi Briest oder: Viele, die eine Ahnung haben
von ihren Möglichkeiten und Bedürfnissen und dennoch
das herrschende System in ihrem Kopf akzeptieren durch
ihre Taten und es somit festigen und durchaus bestätigen
Based on the novel by Theodor Fontane.

1975 Like a Bird on a Wire/Wie ein Vogel auf dem Draht TV film. Co-written with Christian Hohoff and Anja Hauptmann.

•1975 Fox and His Friends/Faustrecht der Freiheit Co-written with Christian Hohoff.

•1975 Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven/Mutter Küsters Fahrt zum Himmel Co-written with Kurt Raab. Based on the short story “Mutter Krausens Fahrt Ins Glück” by Heinrich Zille.

•1975 Fear of Fear/Angst vor der Angst TV film. Based on the novel by Asta Scheib.

•1976 I Only Want You to Love Me/Ich will doch nur, daß ihr mich liebt TV film. Based on the book Lebenslänglich by Klaus Antes and Christiane Erhardt.

•1976 Satan’s Brew/Satansbraten

•1976 Chinese Roulette/Chinesisches Roulette

•1977 Women in New York/Frauen in New York TV film. Based on the play by Clare Boothe Luce.

•1977 The Stationmaster’s Wife/Bolwieser TV film in two parts. Based on the play by Oskar Maria Graf.

•1978 Germany in Autumn/Deutschland im Herbst Fassbinder directed 26-minute episode for this omnibus film.

•1978 Despair/Despair – Eine Reise ins Licht Screenplay by Tom Stoppard. Based on the novel by Vladimir Nabokov.

•1978 In a Year with 13 Moons/In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden

•1979 The Marriage of Maria Braun/Die Ehe der Maria Braun Co-written with Pea Fröhlich and Peter Märthesheimer.

•1979 The Third Generation/Die dritte Generation

•1980 Berlin Alexanderplatz 16mm TV film series, 14 episodes. Based on the novel by Alfred Döblin.

•1981 Lili Marleen Based on Der Himmel hat viele Farben, the autobiography of Lale Andersen. Co-written with Manfred Purzer and Joshua Sinclair.

1981 Theater in Trance/Theater im Trance Documentary.

1981 Lola Co-written with Pea Fröhlich and Peter Märthesheimer.

1982 Veronika Voss/Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss Co-written with Pea Fröhlich and Peter Märthesheimer.

1982 Querelle  Co-written with Burkhard Driest. Based on the novel Querelle de Brest by Jean Genet.

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