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Satansbraten (Satan's Brew) (1977)

Satansbraten (Satan's Brew)




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This fast-paced black comedy by wunderkind director Rainer Werner Fassbinder follows the frantic efforts of a starving and confused writer, Walter Kranz (Kurt Raab) to beg, borrow or steal enough money to survive on, and at the same time make some sense of his confusing life. Unable to write enough to keep his publisher's royalty advances coming, he seeks out a woman he imagines is a prostitute and interviews her for material. He is also inspired to utter some poetry, which his brassy, outspoken wife identifies as coming from the famous homosexuality-advocating mystical German poet, Stefan George. This inspires Walter to take a closer look at the "gay scene," and he quickly becomes a sort of celebrity there. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 6, 2003
Criterion Collection


Kurt Raab
as Walter Kranz
Helen Vita
as Luise Kranz
Volker Spengler
as Ernst Kranz
Y Sa Lo
as Lana
Armin Meier
as Young Man
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Critic Reviews for Satansbraten (Satan's Brew)

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

If you have any doubt that there's such a thing as being too prolific, by all means go see Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Satan's Brew.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

A 1976 comedy by the well-known German humorist, Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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

If you're new to Fassbinder, this one may catch you off-guard, but if you love the guy, here's another to scratch your head over and chuckle mischievously along with.

Full Review… | August 26, 2010
Cinema Writer

[It] may be the least interesting film made by the great Rainer Werner Fassbinder, a shrill and tiresome attempt at a screwball black comedy.

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

It was enjoyable as offbeat entertainment from a director who is not afraid to take chances and change his filming style.

Full Review… | May 16, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Satansbraten (Satan's Brew)

Amusing in parts, but the absolute mania of the film got tired fast.

Robert Fearon

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