Sophie Monks Kaufman presents… Fear Eats the Soul

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Dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder. West Germany 1974. 1h 29m. German/Arabic/subs. Starring Brigitte Mira, El Hedi Ben Salem, Barbara Valentin

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Channeling the iconic family melodrama of one of his heroes, Douglas Sirk, Rainer Werner Fassbinder delivered what is widely considered to be one of his greatest works.

A sexagenarian German woman falls for a Moroccan migrant worker 25 years her junior, much to the disapproval of those around her.

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“Visually and dramatically intense, it remains one of Fassbinder’s finest.” ~ Film4

“Technically flawless, deceptively simple and avoiding excesses, it is about problems that are timely and timeless in implications.” ~ Variety

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smkSophie Monks Kaufman is a writer, filmmaker and podcaster. She is currently the contributing editor for Little White Lies magazine and recently shot her debut short film, I Do Not Sleep. She owns two cats and feels more like a squid than a human.