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Angst Essen Seele Auf [videorecording]: Ali, Fear Eats the Soul

Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation presents ; Tango-Film Produktion Nummer fünf ; ein Film von Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Lonely widow Emmi Kurowski meets Arab worker Ali in a bar during a rainstorm. They fall in love--to their own surprise, and to the shock of family, colleagues, and drinking buddies. An emotional power that reflects the ethnic tensions within German society.
Director
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Performers
Brigitte Mira, El Hedi Ben Salem, Barbara Valentin, Irm Hermann, Elma Karlowa, Anita Bucher, Gusti Kreissl, Doris Mattes, Margit Symo.
Release Date
1974
Run Time
93 min.
Language
German dialogue (mono) with optional English subtitles
Rating
Not rated by MPAA
Notes
  • Videodisc release of a 1974 motion picture.
  • Special features: Disc one: original theatrical trailer -- Disc two: introduction by director Todd Haynes; interviews with actress Brigitte Mira and editor Thea Eymesz; short film "Angst isst Seele auf" (2002); from the BBC: "Signs of vigorous life: new German cinema"; excerpt from "The American soldier: featuring Margarethe von Trotta; a 16-page booklet, featuring a new essay by critic Chris Fujiwara and a reprint of Michael Toteberg's introduction to the published screenplay.
Variant Title
Ali, fear eats the soul
Series
Criterion Collection
Series Statement
Criterion collection ; 198
Criterion collection 198
ISBN
1559409398
Credits
Director/writer, Rainer Werner Fassbinder ; director of photography, Jürgen Jurges ; editor, Thea Eymèsz.
Published
[United States] : Criterion Collection, 2003.
Publisher no.
CC1591D Criterion Collection
Description
2 videodiscs (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (13, [2] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
DVD, Region 1 encoding.
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