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When 22-year-old Rainer Werner Fassbinder storms the stage of the ‘Antitheater’ in Munich in 1967 and seizes the theater production without further ado, nobody suspects this brazen nobody to become one of the most important post-war German filmmakers. His passionate and driven character swiftly attracts a bunch of dedicated admirers made up of actors, narcissists and suitors. As if he senses his limited life span, he almost frantically creates film after film. While Fassbinder radically pursues his creative vision and views of society and people, he polarizes professionally and privately. Despite early setbacks, many of his films break through at the most renowned films festivals and are hailed and hated by audience, critics and fellow filmmakers. His anger and his longing for love as well as his self-exploitation, which he also imposes on everyone around him, have made him the most memorable and radical film director, an enfant terrible.
Genre Biopic
Category Feature
Year of Production 2020
Director Oskar Roehler
Screenplay Klaus Richter
Cinematography Carl-Friedrich Koschnick
Cast Oliver Masucci, Katja Riemann, Hary Prinz, Alexander Scheer, Erdal Yildiz
Producers Markus Zimmer, Stefan Arndt, Uwe Schott
Production Company Bavaria Filmproduktion, in co-production with X Filme Creative Pool, WDR, BR, ARTE
Runtime 134 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Cannes 2020 Official Selection, Hamburg 2020 (Opening Film)
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

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