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Fassbinder and His Friends

Fear of Fear

Angst vor der Angst
West Germany | 1975 | R. W. Fassbinder

In Fassbinder’s Sirkian “women’s picture” (made for TV), Margit Carstensen plays an anxious housewife who has two young children, a husband who ignores her, and in-laws who hate her. On the verge of mental collapse, she turns to Valium, then alcohol.

Essential viewing. Subtitles. 35mm color print. 88 min.

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