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Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Rainer Werner Fassbinder was a German film director, screenwriter, and actor. He is one of the most important figures in the New German Cinema. Fassbinder was prolific; in a professional career that lasted less than fifteen years, he completed forty feature length films, two television film series, three short films, four video productions, twenty-four stage plays, and four radio plays. He had tortured personal relationships with the actors and technicians around him who formed a surrogate family. However, his pictures demonstrate his deep sensitivity to social outsiders and his hatred of institutionalized violence. He ruthlessly attacked both German bourgeois society and the larger limitations of humanity. Fassbinder died in June 1982 at the age of 37 from a lethal cocktail of cocaine and barbiturates. His death has often been cited as the event that ended the New German Cinema movement.

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May 31, 1945 In Bad Wörishofen, Germany
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series German Film Awards 1951-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Wim Wenders, Desperado 2020-07-16
Known For
Poster of Dalli Dalli
Poster of The American Soldier
Poster of Grimme-Preis-Verleihung
Poster of German Film Awards
Movie Wim Wenders, Desperado Self (archive footage) 2020-07-16
Movie Fassbinder: Love Without Demands 2015-02-07
Movie Fassbinder Himself 2015-04-30
Movie Once Upon a Time... The Marriage of Maria Braun himself 2012-06-12
Movie My Name Is Not Ali Unknown 2011-11-07
Movie Daniel Schmid - Le chat qui pense Self (archive) 2010-09-02
Movie Back to Room 666 Self (archive footage) 2008-02-02
Movie Gegenschuss - Aufbruch der Filmemacher Self (archive footage) 2008-02-11
Movie Atlètic Club Banyoles self 2007-05-01
Series Filmlegenden. Deutsch Himself (archive footage) 2006-01-14
Movie Fassbinder in Hollywood Self 2002-07-02
Movie I Don't Just Want You to Love Me Self (archive footage) 1993-01-01
Movie Filmarbeit mit Douglas Sirk Self 1987-01-18
Movie Room 666 Self 1982-06-01
Movie Veronika Voss Kinobesucher (uncredited) 1982-05-13
Movie Kamikaze 1989 Polizeileutnant Jansen 1982-07-16
Movie Rainer Werner Fassbinder - Last Works Unknown 1982-07-25
Movie Polnischer Sommer Babiuch 1981-07-09
Movie Notes on the Making of Berlin Alexanderplatz Himself 1980-01-01
Movie Berlin Alexanderplatz Narrator and Himself 1980-08-28
Series NDR Talk Show himself 1979-02-09
Movie Bourbon Street Blues Writer 1979-02-22
Movie The Marriage of Maria Braun Peddler (as Fassbinder) 1979-03-23
Movie Germany in Autumn - Episode 02: Rainer Werner Fassbinder Unknown 1978-03-15
Movie Life Stories: A Conversation with R. W. Fassbinder Interviewee 1978-03-18
Movie Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1977 Himself 1977-01-01
Movie Shadow of Angels Raoul 1976-01-31
Movie Signs of Vigorous Life: The New German Cinema Unknown 1976-12-02
Movie Auf dem Trümmerfeld der Träume 1975-01-01
Movie Fox and His Friends Franz "Fox" Bieberkopf 1975-06-06
Movie Die Wohngenossin Unknown 1975-05-29
Movie 1 Berlin-Harlem Himself 1974-01-01
Series Am laufenden Band Gast 1974-04-27
Movie Effi Briest Narrator (uncredited) 1974-06-20
Movie Ali: Fear Eats the Soul Eugen 1974-06-05
Series Je später der Abend himself 1973-03-18
Movie Tenderness of the Wolves Wittowski 1973-07-12
Movie Bremen Freedom Rumpf 1972-11-12
Movie The Sudden Wealth of the Poor People of Kombach Bauer 1971-04-14
Movie Rio das Mortes 1971-02-15
Movie Haytabo Unknown 1971-01-01
Series Dalli Dalli Unknown 1971-05-13
Movie Supergirl Man in Front of Shop Window 1971-05-14
Movie Beware of a Holy Whore Sascha, Herstellungsleiter 1971-08-28
Movie Whity Unknown 1971-06-02
Movie Mathias Kneissl Flecklbauer 1971-05-27
Movie Love Is Colder Than Death Franz 1970-01-16
Movie Baal Baal 1970-01-07
Movie End of the Commune? Himself 1970-06-05
Movie Gods of the Plague Pornokunde 1970-07-24
Movie The American Soldier Franz 1970-10-09
Movie The Niklashausen Journey Schwarzer Mönch 1970-10-26
Movie Tonys Freunde Mallard 1969-07-09
Movie Frei bis zum nächsten Mal Mechaniker 1969-07-22
Movie Katzelmacher Jorgos 1969-10-07
Movie Al Capone im deutschen Wald Heini 1969-10-22
Movie Mit Eichenlaub und Feigenblatt Festnehmender Soldat 1968-01-05
Movie The Bridegroom, the Actress, and the Pimp the pimp 1968-10-10
Movie The City Tramp Man #1 on Toilet 1966-01-01
Movie The Little Chaos Franz 1966-12-02
Series aspekte Self 1965-10-17
Series Grimme-Preis-Verleihung himself 1964-01-16
Series Stars in der Manege Unknown 1959-04-11
Series German Film Awards Self 1951-01-01