Shadow of Angels (1976) - Rotten Tomatoes

Shadow of Angels (1976)

Shadow of Angels





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The anguish and suffering of a trio of outcasts is shown in this movie, based on Schatten der Engel Rainer Werner Fassbinder's controversial stage play. A prostitute (Ingrid Craven) with a gift for eliciting confidences from her clients, her pimp (Fassbinder), and one of those clients, a Jewish real-estate speculator (Klaus Lowitsch), are caught up in an emotional hurricane which results in the deaths of the prostitute and her pimp. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
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On DVD: Aug 23, 1996

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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Shadow of Angels is of more interest as a marginal part of the Fassbinder canon than as an example of Mr. Schmid's directorial acumen.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

An interesting contrast to Fassbinder's own films of this period, it eschews Hollywood melodrama as a model and tries for something more operatic; it's probably one of Schmid's best features.

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

Daniel Schmid's elegantly directed stroll through the lower depths is indelibly stamped by the personality of his co-screenwriter, Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

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

It offers viewers a contrast to the usual Hollywood melodrama.

Full Review… | December 20, 2005
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