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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 01/2015

FASSBINDER narrates the fast and furious life of the German writer-producer-director and, above all, artist Rainer Werner Fassbinder, a life which had all the dynamics of a Hollywood blockbuster. A man who paid the price for a career shaped by ceaseless work and world fame. After his death in 1982, aged only 37, Fassbinder came to leave a total of 44 self-directed films, including two multi-part TV series. The chronological connection between his films, whenever showing autobiographical references to his life, sketches the madness of his being, uniting it with rare footage from film sets and previously undisclosed video and audio recordings into one composite whole.
Genre Biopic
Category Documentary
Director Annekatrin Hendel
Screenplay Annekatrin Hendel, Juliane Lorenz
Cinematography Martin Farkas
Cast Juliane Lorenz, Hanna Schygulla, Wolf Gremm, Thomas Schühly, Margit Carstensen
Producer Annekatrin Hendel
Co-Producer Juliane Lorenz
Production Company IT WORKS! Medien/Berlin, in co-production with Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation
Shooting Dates September 2015-January 2015
Festivals IDFA Amsterdam 2015
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, LfA Förderbank Bayern

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