Was this shot at the same time as Liebe ist etc? Looks really similar
But a different aspect ratio. Shot on 16mm?
This feel like a very improvised, low-stakes thing? Hm… wikipedia has nothing on it… ah, he DVD cover tells the story: It was filmed over nine days and released four moths later.
I think I get the point of this movie? That Germans and Germany are really, really boring? Coming through loud and clear.
I think this was clear after about three milliseconds, but it’s been three quarters of an hour, and the movie is exemplifying what it’s making fun of.
That is: I’m bored silly.
I guess Fassbinder wanted to say something about parochial German attitudes towards fremdarbeitern, and mash that up into a Bresson parody? But it’s not funny and it doesn’t really… work.
Love the coffee table.
Katzelmacher. Rainer Werner Fassbinder. 1969.
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