Peter Märthesheimer

Born: 1935, Kiel
Died: 18 June 2004, Berlin

Highlighted works

  • Martha

    This ruthless dissection of a marriage is like Douglas Sirk on steroids.

  • DESPAIR

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

  • ANGST VOR DER ANGST

    Overcome by anxiety, a middle-class wife and mother struggles to conform.

  • ACHT STUNDEN SIND KEIN TAG

    Fassbinder’s controversial five-part TV soap opera.

  • WELT AM DRAHT

    Fassbinder’s two-part TV sci-fi anticipates both Blade Runner and The Matrix.

  • ICH WILL DOCH NUR, DAß IHR MICH LIEBT

    Chilling drama based on a real-life interview with a convicted murderer.

  • Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss

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

  • Lola

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

  • 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.

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