A collection comprising nine films from the prolific and controversial German writer and director. Fassbinder started his career in the theatre where he first displayed his unflinching and unsentimental take on humanity. In his work he set out to expose the hypocrisy and corruption he saw in post war Germany. Dying from an overdose aged just 37, he remained a unique, politically committed auteur, right to the end. This set comprises the films: 'Love is Colder Than Death', 'Katzelmacher', 'Gods of the Plague', 'The American Soldier', 'Niklashauser Journey', 'Rio des Mortes', 'Beware of a Holy Whore', 'The Merchant of Four Seasons', and 'The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant'.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: German ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), German ( Mono ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Box Set, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Documentary, Featurette, Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access, Short Film, Uncut, SYNOPSIS: Love Is Colder Than Death (1969)
An independent criminal's work is admired by organized crime. He is tortured after he refuses the invitation to join the gang but later relents and becomes a member. He continues to be a pimp and a murderer in this disturbing film that appeared at the Berlin Film Festival in 1969. This feature garnered international recognition for writer/director Rainer Werner Fassbinder who would go on to become one of Germany's most prolific directors of the post-World War II era.
Jorgos (Rainer Werner Fassbinder) is a Greek immigrant in Germany who encounters the intolerance of the locals against foreign workers. Open hostility turns to violence when he is beaten up by the authoritarian thugs after dating a German woman. Male and female nudity along with hetero and homosexual sex scenes are shown in this searing indictment against prejudice and fascism. This feature took the Prize of International Film Critics at the Mannheim Film Festival in 1969.
Gods of the Plague (1970)
Gods of the Plague (Gotter der Pest) is one of several German films directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder under his pseudonym of Franz Walsch. That's Fassbinder, however, playing the small role of a buyer of pornography. The main story involves a pair of two-bit hoods who spend most of the film one-upping each o...Rainer Werner Fassbinder Vol. 1 1969 - 1972 9-DVD Set ( Liebe ist kälter als der Tod / Katzelmacher / Götter der Pest / Der Amerikanische Soldat / Die Niklashauser Fart / Rio das Mortes / Warnung vor einer heiligen Nutte / Händler der vier