Fear Eats the Soul (West Germany, 1974)

Possibly Fassbinder’s greatest movie; a remake of All That Heaven Allows. The ‘impossible love’ between old woman and immigrant worker, and the racism they have to contend with, is relevant now with the treatment of asylum seekers and immigrants. The ’70s decor and fashions certainly make it a decade to have avoided (unfortunately I remember it) and Munich looks dreadful. The references to the massacre at the 1972 Olympics can stand in for Sept 11. Now is nothing new. (DVD, 3) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071141/

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