Satansbraten (1976)

Black comedy about a left-wing poet which skewers the cult of the charismatic artist.

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  • Satan's Brew Alternative

Introduction

In this hysterical black comedy, Kurt Raab gives it all he’s got as a fashionable left-wing poet stricken with writer’s block. Everyone has to suffer, especially when he decides he’s the reincarnation of a long-dead author with a slavish circle of young male disciples.

The dangerous cult of the charismatic artist is satirised to the hilt in Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s outrageous, self-lacerating farce.

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