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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Angst essen Seele auf) (1974)

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
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Irm Hermann

Irm Hermann

Krista
Elma Karlowa

Elma Karlowa

Mrs. Kargus
Anita Bucher

Anita Bucher

Mrs. Ellis
Gusti Kreissl

Gusti Kreissl

Paula
Doris Mattes

Doris Mattes

Mrs. Angermeyer
Margit Symo

Margit Symo

Hedwig


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4 years, 5 months ago at May 22 12:49
This is inter-racial romance in the most taboo way: He's black, she's white; he's a young stud, grandma is 20 years older; he's Moroccan, and she's German! This is instant formula for a doomed relationship, but not so. As much as the two needed each other, used each other, they needed the very disgusted people around them to verify their love. In their best moments, they show the very human weakne... read more

A good movie

3 years, 2 months ago at Jul 31 12:50
Unfortunately, I haven't seen many movies directed by Fassbinder so I cannot really judge his work. This flick is the one which made the best impression on me. The directing and acting are very sober and realistic and it makes the whole thing rather fascinating to watch. Definitely worth a look.
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Emmi, a woman truly in the second half of life falls in love with Ali, a more than ten years younger Arab guest worker. When they both decide to marry, everybody and everyone seems to be against them. When the folks calm down a bit, Emmi and Ali get deeply unsure about their relationship.
Release date: 5 June 1974
UPC: 715515014120
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"10.1. DVD The very first Fassbinder film I've seen. And a very good one too. At first, the film seemed a bit one sided look on racism, but it gets better near the end, as we see that Emmi and Ali have their weaknesses too and are far from perfect people. The ending is somehow depressingly beautiful. The cinematography is also really nice in its simplicity."


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