I Don’t Just Want You To Love Me (1993)

HANS GUNTHER PFLAUM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5 Original title:  Ich Will Nur, Dass Ihr Mich Liebt – Der Filmemacher Rainer Werner Fassbinder Germany, 1993.  Pro-ject Filmproduktion.  Screenplay by Hans Gunther Pflaum.  Cinematography by Manfred Burkle, Werner Kurz.Produced by Theo Hinz.  Film Editing by Ingrid Wolff.   Intelligent, thorough documentary that covers the career of German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder, the…

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Water Drops On Burning Rocks (2000)

FRANCOIS OZON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Original title:  Gouttes D’Eau Sur Pierres Brulantes France, 2000.  Fidélité Productions, Les Films Alain Sarde, Euro Space, Studio Images 6.  Screenplay by Francois Ozon, based on the play Tropfen Auf Heisse Steine by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.  Cinematography by Jeanne Lapoirie.  Produced by Olivier Delbosc, Christine Gozlan, Christine Gozlan, Marc Missonnier, Alain Sarde.  Production Design by…

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In A Year of 13 Moons (1978)

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB Original title:  In Einem Jahr Mit 13 Monden Alternate title:  In A Year With 13 Moons West Germany, 1978.  Filmverlag der Autoren, Pro-ject Filmproduktion, Tango Film.  Screenplay by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.  Cinematography by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.  Produced by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.  Music by Peer Raben.  Production Design by Franz Vacek.  Film Editing by Rainer Werner…

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Querelle (1982)

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  West Germany/France, 1982.  Planet Film, Albatros Filmproduktion, Gaumont.  Screenplay by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Burkhard Driest, based on the novel Querelle de Brest by Jean Genet.  Cinematography by Xaver Schwarzenberger, Josef Vavra.  Produced by Dieter Schidor, Sam Waynberg.  Music by Peer Raben.  Production Design by Rolf Zehetbauer.  Costume Design by Barbara Baum, Monika Jacobs.  Film Editing by…

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Veronika Voss (1982)

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original title:  Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss West Germany, 1982.  Laura Film, Tango Film, Rialto Film, Trio Film, Maran Film, Süddeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Pea Fröhlich, Peter Märthesheimer.  Cinematography by Xaver Schwarzenberger.  Produced by Thomas Schuhly, Bertram Vetter.  Music by Peer Raben.  Production Design by Rolf Zehetbauer.  Costume Design by Barbara Baum.  Film…

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Lola (1981)

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  West Germany, 1981.  Rialto Film, Trio Film, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Pea Fröhlich, Peter Märthesheimer.  Cinematography by Xaver Schwarzenberger.  Produced by Horst Wendlandt.  Music by Freddy Quinn, Peer Raben.  Production Design by Raúl Gimenez, Rolf Zehetbauer.  Costume Design by Barbara Baum, Egon Strasser.  Film Editing by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Juliane Lorenz.   The second…

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The Marriage Of Maria Braun (1979)

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 Original title:  Die Ehe Der Maria Braun West Germany, 1979.  Albatros Filmproduktion, Fengler Films, Filmverlag der Autoren, Tango Film, Trio Film, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.  Idea by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Screenplay by Pea Fröhlich, Peter Märthesheimer, Dialogue by Pea Frohlich, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Marthesheimer.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Wolf-Dietrich Brucker, Volker Canaris.  Music by…

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Fox And His Friends (1975)

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original title:  Faustrecht Der Freiheit West Germany, 1975.  City Film, Tango Film.  Screenplay by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, contributing writer Christian Hohoff.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.  Music by Peer Raben.  Production Design by Kurt Raab.  Costume Design by Helga Kempke.  Film Editing by Thea Eymesz.   One of Fassbinder’s more enjoyably colourful…

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Chinese Roulette (1976)

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5 Original title:  Chinesisches Roulette West Germany/France, 1976.  Albatros Filmproduktion, Les Films du Losange.  Screenplay by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Michael Fengler, Barbet Schroeder.  Music by Peer Raben. Production Design by Helga Ballhaus, Péter Müller, Kurt Raab.  Film Editing by Ila von Hasperg.   A little girl suffering from a physical…

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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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The Bitter Tears Of Petra Von Kant (1972)

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 Original title:  Die Bitteren Tranen Der Petra von Kant West Germany, 1972.  Filmverlag der Autoren, Tango Film.  Screenplay by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, based on his play.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Michael Fengler.  Production Design by Kurt Raab.  Costume Design by Maja Lemcke.  Film Editing by Thea Eymesz.   Rainer Werner…

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Beware Of A Holy Whore (1971)

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB Original title:  Warnung Vor Einer Heiligen Nutte West Germany, 1971.  Antiteater-X-Film, Nova International Films.  Screenplay by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Peter Berling.  Music by Peer Raben.  Production Design by Kurt Raab.  Film Editing by Thea Eymesz, Rainer Werner Fassbinder.   Arch, highly stylized fishbowl look into the world of film…

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