Essential Cinema: The Bitter Tears of Rainer Werner Fassbinder

LOVE IS COLDER THAN DEATH

Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Germany, 1969, 1h 28min, 35mm, In German with English Subtitles

Essential Cinema  The Bitter Tears of Rainer Werner Fassbinder

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

A comic tragedy genre experiment for young Fassbinder. In a world where everyone is a prostitute or a criminal, two young gangsters get on the wrong side of corrupt union racketeers and strike out on their own criminal enterprises together. Fassbinder takes gangster and French New Wave cool but gets more subversive, especially with sex, violence and homo-eroticism.

About this series

This series celebrates the prolific master of New German Cinema and his razor-sharp gaze at culture and society across genre and style. Presented in conjunction with the restoration of his series of TV films, EIGHT HOURS DON’T MAKE A DAY.

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