Die NIKLASHAUSER FAHRT (1970)

Fassbinder’s intriguing exploration of the arts of political mass manipulation.

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  • The NIKLASHAUSER JOURNEY Alternative

Introduction

Following the defeat of the German student movement in 1968, Fassbinder considers whether revolutions are inevitably doomed to failure.

This provocative mix of the historical and the contemporary centres on Hans Böhm, the 15th-century Bavarian folk hero who saw visions of the Virgin Mary and preached power to the peasants. 

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