PIONIERE IN INGOLSTADT (1971)

A newly arrived army regiment makes a big impression on the sexually frustrated women of a Bavarian town.

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  • The PIONEERS IN INGOLSTADT Alternative
  • RECRUITS IN INGOLSTADT Alternative

Introduction

Fassbinder was much inspired by Marieluise Fleisser, a protégé of Brecht in the 1920s. Here he updates her brilliant, scandalous play about the impact of a newly arrived army regiment on the sexually frustrated young women of a small Bavarian town.

As in Katzelmacher (which Fassbinder dedicated to Fleisser), Hanna Schygulla plays the idealist while Irm Hermann is cynicism personified.

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