Rainer Werner Fassbinde : Volume 1 (Box Set) - (Import DVD)
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Three films and a documentary profile of the acclaimed German director. 'Lola' (1982), set in the 1950s during the German 'economic miracle', follows the double life of Lola, a steamy cabaret singer played by Barbara Sukowa. A building inspector investigating a corrupt property developer who is Lola's husband, falls in love with Lola and finds himself in conflict with her hus band. In 'Martha' (1974), Martha (Margit Carstensen) has spent her whole life being oppressed by her cold tyrannical father. She is finally liberated from him when he dies on holiday, but finds herself pushed into a relationship with an engineer who begins to oppress her again. Even though she is faced with his abuse her latent masochism is roused, so she decides to marry him and try to conform to his expectations. In 'Why Does Herr R. Run Amok' (1970), the monotonous daily routines of the mild-mannered Herr R.(Kurt Raab) are followed, until one evening, he finds that he can take no more. In 'I Don't Just Want You To Love Me' (1993), Fassbinder's closest friends and colleagues pay tribute. Includes interviews with Fassbinder and excerpts from his work.
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