Born 1945 in Bad Wörishofen, Germany. Died 1982 in Munich, Germany
© Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation, Berlin
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, “Angst essen Seele auf” (Fear Eats the Soul) (film still), 2004. © Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation, Berlin
When Rainer Werner Fassbinder died on June 10, 1982, it quickly became clear that in his brief, sixteen year creative period he had succeeded in portraying and polarizing German society as no one else before him. Fassbinder wrote at least fourteen plays, six adaptations, four radio plays, twenty-four cinema and television films, and twelve lieder texts. He wrote fifty film scripts – thirteen of them as co-author. His most famous movies include “Händler der vier Jahres-zeiten” (The Merchant of Four Seasons), “Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant” (The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant), “Fontane Effi Briest” (Effi Briest), “Angst essen Seele auf” (Fear Eats the Soul), “Die Ehe der Maria Braun” (The Marriage of Maria Braun), “Berlin Alexanderplatz,” “Lili Marleen,” “Lola,” “Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss” (Veronika Voss), and “Querelle.”
Contribution: “Angst essen Seele auf” (Fear Eats the Soul), Germany 1973. 35mm (color), 93 min. Courtesy of The Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation, Berlin. The film is screened in Station 3: The Movie Theater East of Eden, Aarhus, on Wednesday, October 6, 2004 from 
7.30 – 9.30 pm.