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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Brigitte Mira
El Hedi Ben Salem
Barbara Valentin
Directors
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Screenwriters
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Running Time
92 minutes

Fear Eats The Soul


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Plot
Much to the disgust of her family and friends, ageing cleaning woman Emmi (Brigitte Mira) falls for Moroccan labourer Ali (El Hedi ben Salem). But once they're married, the disapproving chorus seeks to re-integrate them into their circle from the most selfish of motives.


Verdict
Affecting and moving drama that really explores the selfish nature behind human actions.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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