Tag Archives: Ingrid Caven

‘C’ for crime: “Der amerikanische Soldat” [1970 West Germany]

Mention “Der amerikanische Soldat” [Eng. Title: The American Soldier], and we’d be talking about early Fassbinder. For this was the period when Rainer Werner Fassbinder was experimenting with various genre in his own unique style that was still evolving, … Continue reading

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Irm Hermann & Ingrid Caven in “Der Händler der vier Jahreszeiten” [1971 W.Germany]

Going through Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s filmography, I find his 1971 melodrama, “Der Händler der vier Jahreszeiten” [Eng. Title: The Merchant of Four Seasons] a beautifully ‘designed’ piece of cinema, albeit a highly stylised one. You won’t find conventional realism … Continue reading

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Ingrid Caven & Isolde Barth in “In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden” [1978 W.Germany]

Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1978 film, “In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden” [Eng. Title: In a Year of Thirteen Moons] is a deeply affecting portrait of unrequited love, loss and pain. The film is a tragedy, but it is also beautiful, … Continue reading

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Scenes from Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s “Satansbraten” [1976 West Germany]

I’ve just started getting acquainted with the works of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, one of the more important directors who shaped and nurtured what is called the “Neuer Deutscher Film” aka New German Cinema. He also scripted, edited and acted in … Continue reading

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