Eclipse Series 39: Early Fassbinder (1969-1970) [The Criterion Colelction]
5xDVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC | 4:3 | 720x480 | 5100 kbps ~ 7000 kbps | 21.8Gb
Audio: German AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subtitles : English
Full time: more than 7 hours | West Germany, Italy | Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
From the very beginning of his incandescent career, the New German Cinema enfant terrible Rainer Werner Fassbinder refused to play by the rules. His politically charged, experimental first films, made at an astonishingly rapid rate between 1969 and 1970, were influenced by the work of the Antiteater, an avant-garde stage troupe that he had helped found in Munich. Collected here are five of those fascinating and confrontational works. Whether a self- conscious meditation on American crime movies, a scathing indictment of xenophobia in contemporary Germany, or an off-the-wall look at the dysfunctional relationships on film sets, each is a startling glimpse into the mind of a twentysomething man who was to become one of cinema’s most madly prolific artists.