The Early Works of Rainer Werner Fassbinder
The Early Works of Rainer Werner Fassbinder brings together all of the German director's surviving works from the 1960s plus a documentary portrait examining his earliest days as a filmmaker.

In the two short films, The City Tramp and The Little Chaos (heavily influenced by Jean-Luc Godard's Bande a part), we find Fassbinder in search of an identity. In the two features, Love is Colder Than Death and Katzelmacher, he begins to discover it.

'The City Tramp' (1966) stars Christoph Roser as a beggar who finds a gun lying in the street, while 'The Little Chaos' (1966) follows three cash-strapped friends as they attempt a robbery. In 'Love Is Colder Than Death' (1969) tough gangster Bruno (Ulli Lommel) becomes friends with the petty criminal he's been sent to kill while also catching the eye of his disillusioned girlfriend Johanna (Hanna Schygulla). Finally, 'Katzelmacher' (1969) tells the story of a Greek migrant worker who gets into trouble with a group of friends in Munich.

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 176 mins | 46.3 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Deutsch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Short, Documentary

-- Newly-filmed interview with actor Ulli Lommel on Love is Colder Than Death
-- End of the Commune?, Joachim von Mengershausen’s 1970 documentary portrait of Fassbinder and his troupe including rare footage of his actors rehearsing and Love is Colder Than Death’s premiere at the 1969 Berlin Film Festival
-- Original theatrical trailer for Katzelmacher

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