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Satansbraten (Satan's Brew)

Satansbraten (Satan's Brew) (1977)

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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

May 6, 2003

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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.

May 9, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A 1976 comedy by the well-known German humorist, Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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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.

August 26, 2010 Full Review Source: Cinema Writer
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[It] may be the least interesting film made by the great Rainer Werner Fassbinder, a shrill and tiresome attempt at a screwball black comedy.

September 18, 2006 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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It was enjoyable as offbeat entertainment from a director who is not afraid to take chances and change his filming style.

May 16, 2006 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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To those who only know Fassbinder as the director of coolly distanced melodramas, Satan's Brew will come as quite a shock. It is a flat-out screwball comedy, but one that is pitch black in tone.

May 18, 2003 Full Review Source: Not Coming to a Theater Near You
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Amusing in parts, but the absolute mania of the film got tired fast.
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