Liebe ist Kälter als der Tod (Love Is Colder Than Death) (1969) - Rotten Tomatoes

Liebe ist Kälter als der Tod (Love Is Colder Than Death) (1969)

Liebe ist Kälter als der Tod (Love Is Colder Than Death) (1969)

Liebe ist Kälter als der Tod (Love Is Colder Than Death)

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An independent criminal's work is admired by organized crime. He is tortured after he refuses the invitation to join the gang but later relents and becomes a member. He continues to be a pimp and a murderer in this disturbing film that appeared at the Berlin Film Festival in 1969. This feature garnered international recognition for writer/director Rainer Werner Fassbinder who would go on to become one of Germany's most prolific directors of the post-World War II era. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 10, 2003
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Criterion Collection

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Critic Reviews for Liebe ist Kälter als der Tod (Love Is Colder Than Death)

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

The makings of a powerful filmmaker are clearly in evidence.

Full Review… | October 28, 2003
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Flouting conventional wisdom, Fassbinder stages scene after scene against a blank white wall as characters shuffle back and forth and almost disappear into the blinding haze.

Full Review… | September 9, 2013
Movie Metropolis

Love Is Colder Than Death is heavily abstracted, with the characters more like models in a fashion layout than people in a story.

Full Review… | September 4, 2013
The Dissolve

The attitudinizing New Wave thriller is turned into narcotized tableaux

Full Review… | February 14, 2010
CinePassion

This film is too stylized and protracted to interest the average crime-movie fan. It's recommended only for Fassbinder completists.

Full Review… | September 18, 2006
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Audience Reviews for Liebe ist Kälter als der Tod (Love Is Colder Than Death)

fassbinder's first feature gets off to a difficult start showing perhaps a bit too much of his roots in experimental theater. however i was soon hooked into it's existential gangster narrative, with fassbinder himself playing a tough guy in his favorite leather jacket. the bank heist at the end seems almost an afterthought. a kind of deconstruction of godard's 'bande à part'

rubystevens
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

Fassbinder's austere & stark debut, Feel the coldness & the blankness & of course beware of a jealous whore!! I actually liked this a bit better than Godard's Breathless

arashxak
Arash Xak

Super Reviewer

½

An interesting debut but ultimately a tad bland.

Lemure
Marcus Woolcott

Super Reviewer

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