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Fear Eats the Soul

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El Hedi Ben Salem, Barbara Valentin, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Brigitte Mira, Irm Hermann, Karl Scheydt, Marquard Bohm, Walter Sedimayr, Doris Mattes, Lilo Pempeit

Rainer Werner Fassbinder writes, directs and stars in this German romantic drama. In Munich, a tentative love affair between German native Emmi (Brigitte Mira) and the younger Moroccan immigrant Ali (El Hedi Ben...


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Rainer Werner Fassbinder writes, directs and stars in this German romantic drama. In Munich, a tentative love affair between German native Emmi (Brigitte Mira) and the younger Moroccan immigrant Ali (El Hedi Ben Salem) threatens to buckle under the class tensions and racism exposed by their relationship. After meeting in a bar and beginning a joyous romance together, the pair wed but shortly after are faced with strong objections from Emmi's family, colleagues and neighbours who castigate her for the relationship. Dismayed by the constant social rejection, Emmi too begins to adopt the prevailing xenophobic attitudes towards her husband in order to regain her social acceptance. Will she realise the error of her ways before Ali walks out of her life forever?
  • Featuring El Hedi Ben Salem, Barbara Valentin, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Brigitte Mira, Irm Hermann, Karl Scheydt, Marquard Bohm, Walter Sedimayr, Doris Mattes, Lilo Pempeit
  • Directors Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Other Cast Jürgen Jürges, Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Running time 93 minutes
  • Certification 15
  • Languages German, Arabic
  • Region B
  • Subtitles Yes
  • Format Blu-ray
  • Year 1973
  • Release Date 28/03/2016
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Colour Colour
  • Label Arrow Films
  • RRP 17.99
  • Country of Origin West Germany
  • Bonus Footage Yes
  • Trailers Yes
  • Commentaries Yes
  • Documentary Yes
  • Documentary By 'My Name is Not Ali'
  • Subtitle Languages English
  • Original Language German/Arabic
  • Other Extras 'My Name is Not Ali'
  • Commentary By Mark Freeman
  • Sound Format Mono

Ali (El Hedi ben Salem) is a fortyish Moroccan auto mechanic living in Germany who feels estranged from his culture. Emmi Kurowski (Brigette Mira), who is close to sixty, is a lonely cleaning lady who lost her husband many years ago and finds the outlets for companionship very limited. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul by German master Rainer Werner Fassbinder is a simple and direct statement of love between an older woman and a younger man and also a biting commentary on the mentality of prejudice and the state of German society during a period of economic resurgence.

Emmi is an innately good person. They are drawn to each other out of a desperate need for love but as they see more of each other, they are subject to increasing hostility from nosy neighbors, co-workers, and members of Emmi's family. With limited dialogue, the camerawork enhances the feeling of isolation with wide shots that render the couple vulnerable to the stares of neighbors, family, waiters, and bar owners. As the relationship hits a rough spot, Ali longs for his native food that Emmi cannot or will not cook and turns to the owner of the local bar for sex and Couscous.

After a brief period of separation, they return to the bar where they first met as the film takes an unexpected turn. Brigette Mira turns in a solid performance as the lonely old woman, giving her the strength of character to withstand all of life's rejections. El Hedi ben Salem is magnificent as the strong stoic African who is able to give of himself to a very different kind of partner. Filled with the contradictions of German society in the 70s, Ali: Fear Eats the Soul is a poignant, honest, and revealing work of art.

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