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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

Cast

Brigitte Mira, El Hedi ben Salem, Barbara Valentin, Irm Hermann View All


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Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Director) View All

Release: Jun. 5th, 1974
Runtime: 1 hour, 33 minutes
Emmi Kurowski, a cleaning lady, is lonely in her old age. Her husband died years ago, and her grown children offer little companionship. One night she goes to a bar frequented by Arab immigrants and strikes up a friendship with middle-aged mechanic Ali. Their relationship soon develops into something more, and Emmi's family and neighbors criticize their spontaneous marriage. Soon Emmi and Ali are forced to confront their own insecurities about...
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Takoma11
But even something as small as Emmi refusing to cook couscous feels like a rebuke, and you can understand why Ali feels stifled.
The Prestige
For those who are not familiar with Fassbinder's most touching moment, it tells the story of two people with very different backgrounds who fall in love: Ali (El Hedi Ben Salem), a somewhat complex Moroccan immigrant living in Germany and Emmi, (Brigitte Mira) a much older woman who herself is lonel....
Citizen Rules
Citizen impressed with the film'...OK, I know enough of all that Besides if you haven't seen the film you don't know what the hell Citizen is talking about.
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