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LOVE IS COLDER THAN DEATH [Liebe ist kälter als der Tod]

LOVE IS COLDER THAN DEATH [Liebe ist kälter als der Tod]

  • Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Starring Ulli Lommel, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake, Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • 1969 | 88mins | Germany | (15)

For his feature debut, Rainer Werner Fassbinder fashioned an acerbic, unorthodox crime drama about a love triangle involving the small-time pimp Franz (Fassbinder), his prostitute girlfriend, Joanna (future Fassbinder mainstay Hanna Schygulla), and his gangster friend Bruno (Ulli Lommel). With its minimalist tableaux and catalog of New Wave and Hollywood references, this is a stylishly nihilistic cinematic statement of intent.