Thursday, July 30, 2020

Fear Eats the Soul - Movie

1974. West German film. Rainer Warner Fassbinder. Top100 movies of all-time list.

Post the Second World War, a 60-year-old German window cleaner falls in love with a young Moroccan immigrant. The social repercussions on all fronts, nationality, age, family pride, tell on their own relationship which is built on a simple premise of two people liking one another for respecting them as they are.

So many of those themes appear valid even today - the fear of outsiders, foreigners, the ideas that only certain people should fall in love, how cruel and greedy society can be and also how there are people who balance them out.

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