Fassbinder To Love Without Demands 2015
Rainer Werner Fassbinder was probably Germany’s most significant post-war director. His swift and dramatic demise at the early age of 37 in 1982 left behind a vacuum in European filmmaking that has yet to be filled, as well as a body of unique, multi-layered and multifarious work of astonishing consistency and rigour.

“I’d like to be for cinema what William Shakespeare was for theater, Marx for politics, and Freud for psychology,” the German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder is quoted as having said in the Danish director Christian Braad Thomsen’s documentary study, “Fassbinder: To Love Without Demands.”

Thomsen presents previously unseen interview footage recorded with Fassbinder throughout their fifteen-year friendship, which spans exactly the length of his career - their first encounter was at the Berlinale in 1969 where Fassbinder's debut was famously booed (you can hear the cries of "Awful!" and "Shame!" on the archive footage), and their last was just three weeks before his untimely death.

Director: Christian Braad Thomsen
Cast: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Irm Hermann, Harry Baer
Country: Denmark
Genre: Documentary

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:47:13 | 6.13 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Deutsch
Subtitles: English

-- Jurij Meden in a film talk with Christian Braad Thomsen, Camera and Editing: Patrick Holzapfel (Osterreichisches Filmmuseum / Austrian Film Museum, 2018, 14 min, English)

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