Ali: Fear Eats The Soul (1974)

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original title:  Angst Essen Seele Auf West Germany, 1974.  Filmverlag der Autoren, Tango Film.  Screenplay by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.  Cinematography by Jurgen Jurges.  Film Editing by Thea Eymesz.  Podcast:  My Criterions.   One of Fassbinder’s most sensitive and emotionally involving films. A lonely German woman stops by a Berlin bar one night for…

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Faraway, So Close (1993)

WIM WENDERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  In Weiter Ferne, so Nah! Germany, 1993.  Road Movies Filmproduktion, Tobis.  Screenplay by Wim Wenders, Ulrich Zieger, Richard Reitinger.  Cinematography by Jurgen Jurges.  Produced by Ulrich Felsberg, Wim Wenders.  Music by Laurent Petitgand.  Production Design by Albrecht Konrad.  Costume Design by Esther Walz.  Film Editing by Peter Przygodda.   Exquisite sequel to the even more…

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Funny Games (1997)

MICHAEL HANEKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Austria, 1997.  Filmfonds Wien, Wega Film, Österreichischer Rundfunk, Österreichisches Filminstitut.  Screenplay by Michael Haneke.  Cinematography by Jurgen Jurges.  Produced by Veit Heiduschka.  Production Design by Christoph Kanter.  Costume Design by Lisy Christl.  Film Editing by Andreas Prochaska.  Cannes Film Festival 1997.  Toronto International Film Festival 1997. This searing drama by Michael Haneke is a great example of his incredibly intense and…

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The Time Of The Wolf (2003)

MICHAEL HANEKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Original title:  Le Temps Du Loup France/Austria/Germany, 2003.  Arte France Cinéma, Bavaria Film, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Eurimages, France 3 Cinéma, Les Films du Losange, Wega Film.  Screenplay by Michael Haneke. Cinematography by Jurgen Jurges.  Produced by Veit Heiduschka, Margaret Menegoz.  Production Design by Christoph Kanter.  Costume Design by Lisy Christl.  Film Editing by…

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Code Unknown (2000)

MICHAEL HANEKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   Original title:  Code Inconnu: Recit Incomplet De Divers Voyages France/Germany/Romania, 2000.  Arte France Cinéma, Bavaria Film, Canal+, Filmex, France 2 Cinéma, Les Films Alain Sarde, MK2 Productions, Romanian Culture Ministry, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Michael Haneke.  Cinematography by Jurgen Jurges.  Produced by Marin Karmitz, Alain Sarde.  Music by Giba Gonçalves.  Production Design by Emmanuel de…

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