Fear Eats the Soul

Fear Eats the Soul

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A tentative love affair between a middle-aged German woman (Brigitte Mira) and a young Morrocan immigrant worker (El Hedi ben Salem) threatens to buckle under the class tensions and racism exposed by their relationship. Modelled upon Douglas Sirk's 40s' melodrama 'All That Heaven Allows', Fassbinder's film offers a dispassionate dissection of the social pressures and racial hatred apparent in 70s Germany, as well as a realistic assessment of a relationship suffering from its own internal contradictions.
Starring Brigitte Mira, El Hedi ben Salem, Barbara Valentin
Director Rainer Werner Fassbinder