Harry Baer

Highlighted works

  • Satansbraten

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

  • CHINESISCHES ROULETTE

    A bitter young girl brings her emotionally estranged parents together in Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s gothic psychodrama.

  • Die DRITTE GENERATION

    Colourful farce centring on a group of bourgeois self-styled terrorists.

  • Die Ehe der Maria Braun

    Hanna Schygulla gives a star performance in Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s film, as a German woman who struggles to rebuild her life after the Second World War.

  • WHITY

    A black butler in the American South of the 1870s holds a strange erotic power over his masters.

  • PIONIERE IN INGOLSTADT

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

  • HÄNDLER DER VIER JAHRESZEITEN

    This heart-rending tale was Fassbinder’s first venture into popular melodrama.

  • DESPAIR

    Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s first film in English was brilliantly adapted by Tom Stoppard from Vladimir Nabokov’s novel set in 1930s Berlin.

  • RIO DAS MORTES

    Hanna Schygulla plays a girl who wants to settle down, but her free-wheeling boyfriend has other ideas.

  • WARNUNG VOR EINER HEILIGEN NUTTE

    Awaiting a shoot, the cast and crew of a film outdo one another in displays of professional and sexual rivalry.

  • Die NIKLASHAUSER FAHRT

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

  • Die BITTEREN TRÄNEN DER PETRA VON KANT

    A brilliant all-female cast star in this visual and verbal extravaganza about a lonely fashion designer.

  • WARUM LÄUFT HERR R. AMOK?

    A brilliant black comedy of manners about a man surely at the end of his tether…

  • QUERELLE

    Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s adaptation of one of his favourite novels by Jean Genet – a dream-like tale of sex, murder and the quest for self-realisation.

  • Die SEHNSUCHT DER VERONIKA VOSS

    A young sports journalist meets an ageing movie star in this eerie vision of 1950s Germany.

  • Lili Marleen

    Set in the Third Reich, this forbidden love story focuses on recording star Willie Bunterberg.

  • LOLA

    Fantastically vulgar update of The Blue Angel (1930) set in late 1950s West Germany.

  • GÖTTER DER PEST

    In this melancholy thriller, capitalism is the ‘plague’ and criminals are its ‘gods’.

  • FAUSTRECHT DER FREIHEIT

    In this funny and sad tale, Fox wins the lottery and falls in love with ‘posh and prissy’ Eugen.

  • KATZELMACHER

    A Greek immigrant (Fassbinder) unleashes jealousy and xenophobia among a group of his Munich neighbours.

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