LIEBE IST KÄLTER ALS DER TOD (1969)

Fassbinder stars in his debut feature as a petty criminal whose desire for freedom is undermined by his emotional needs.

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Alternative titles

  • COLDER THAN DEATH Alternative
  • KÄLTER ALS DER TOD Alternative
  • LOVE IS COLDER THAN DEATH Alternative

Introduction

Influenced by Straub and Godard, Fassbinder's debut combines cool artifice with deadpan wit and countless cinematic references. Fassbinder described his would-be gangsters as ‘people who have seen a lot of gangster films’.

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