Tag Archives: Irm Hermann

Fear of Fear (1975)

It’s impossible to watch Angst vor der Angst (the German title is just so much better, don’t you think? Just say it out loud!) without thinking of Martha. Both films feature Margit Carstensen as a high-strung housewife crushed by marriage. … Continue reading

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The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)

As you might expect, there are a couple of RWF movies I’ve been really dreading, some because they’re really slow and static, others because they’re just emotionally brutal and depressing. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant has been at … Continue reading

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The Merchant of Four Seasons (1971)

I’ve been picturing some kind of Venn diagram to categorize Fassbinder movies. The Merchant of Four Seasons, for example, would fall within at least two circles (probably more than that, but two’s a good place to start): stories of Men … Continue reading

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