Filmfest 2012

German Age Rating

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One of the last films made by Rainer Werner Fassbinder before his death in 1982 at the age of 36, it is one of his most entertaining and stylish films, a BLUE ANGEL style allegory dealing with personal and political corruption in 1950s Germany . . . It's a political fairy tale about duplicity and hypocrisy in which everything, including ethics and human flesh, is for sale, and self-esteem and worth is measured only in terms of money. Michael Scheinfeld, TV Guide

tags: Feature film

Cast: Barbara Sukowa, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Mario Adorf, Matthias Fuchs, Helga Feddersen, Isolde Barth, Udo Kier


Screenplay: Peter Märthesheimer, Pea Fröhlich

Director of Photography: Xaver Schwarzenberger

Film Editor: Juliane Lorenz, Franz Walsch

Composer: Peer Raben

Production Designer: Raúl Gimenez, Rolf Zehetbauer

Costume Design: Barbara Baum, Egon Strasser

Sound: Vladimir Vizner

Producer: Wolf-Dietrich Brücker, Hanns Eckelkamp, Horst Wendlandt

Production Company: Rialto Film GmbH

World Sales: Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder