Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

  • Born on
    • May 31st, 1945
  • Died on
    • June 10th, 1982
Rainer Werner Fassbinder was a German film director, screenwriter, and actor. He is one of the most important figures in the New German Cinema. Fassbinder was prolific; in a professional career that lasted less than fifteen years, he completed forty feature length films, two television film series, three short films, four video productions, twenty-four stage plays, and four radio plays. He had tortured personal relationships with the actors and technicians around him who formed a surrogate family. However, his pictures demonstrate his deep sensitivity to social outsiders and his hatred of institutionalized violence. He ruthlessly attacked both German bourgeois society and the larger limitations of humanity. Fassbinder died in June 1982 at the age of 37 from a lethal cocktail of cocaine and barbiturates. His death has often been cited as the event that ended the New German Cinema movement.


Acting (19 Credits)

1982Kamikaze 89 as Polizeileutnant Jansen
1982Veronika Voss as Kinobesucher (uncredited)
1980Berlin Alexanderplatz as Narrator and Himself
1979The Marriage of Maria Braun as Peddler (as Fassbinder)
1975Fox and His Friends as Franz "Fox" Bieberkopf
1974Ali: Fear Eats the Soul as Eugen
1974Effi Briest as Narrator (uncredited)
1973Tenderness of the Wolves as Wittowski
1971Beware of a Holy Whore as Sascha, Herstellungsleiter
1971Rio das Mortes
1970Baal as Baal
1970The Niklashausen Journey as Schwarzer Mönch
1970Gods of the Plague as Pornokunde
1970The American Soldier as Franz
1969Katzelmacher as Jorgos
1969Love Is Colder Than Death as Franz
1967The Little Chaos as Franz
1966The City Tramp as Man #1 on Toilet

Himself (1 Credits)

1982Room 666 as Self


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