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Peer Raben

Highest Rated: 100% Katzelmacher (1969)

Lowest Rated: 44% The Stationmaster's Wife (1977)

Birthday: Jul 3, 1940

Birthplace: Viechtafell, Viechtach, Bavaria, Germany

Producer-composer Peer Raben's career is intrinsically linked with German New Wave filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder, with whom he collaborated on over 30 films. Raben's scores have become synonymous with some of the best of new German cinema. After working in theater, where he founded Munich's Action Theatre, Raben met Fassbinder and eventually moved into an apartment with him and actor Irm Hermann. Raben fronted the money to produce Fassbinder's gangster tale "Love is Colder Than Death" in 1969, for which he also composed the melodramatic score. He produced seven of Fassbinder's films throughout the early 1970s, memorably the mysterious family drama "Why Does Herr R. Run Amok?." He worked alongside the often abusive and tyrannical Fassbinder--with whom he had a brief affair--at a breakneck pace. Fassbinder made over 40 films--many now classics--in just 15 years. The centerpiece of both of their careers, the 14-part miniseries "Berlin Alexanderplatz," which follows the post-prison life of the hulking Franz Biberkopf between the world wars, has the distinction of being the longest narrative film ever made. After defining the maudlin tone of post-World War II Germany in "The Marriage of Maria Braun" and shocking audiences and fans with the stylized electronic score to the gay seafaring romance " Querelle," Raben carried on after Fassbinder's death, contributing frequently to German cinema. In the early 2000s he was contacted by lauded director Wong Kar-wai, who hired him to score his love-and-sex drama " Eros."

Highest rated movies

Love Is Colder Than Death



86% 85% 2046 Original Music $261.5K 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Off Season Original Music - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheaters Original Music - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet L'air du crime Le chef d'orchestre (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Image of Dorian Gray in the Yellow Press Original Music - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Swing Original Music - 1983
100% 85% Lola Original Music - 1982
62% 71% Querelle Original Music - 1982
75% 86% Veronika Voss Original Music - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wizard of Babylon Original Music - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Day of the Idiots Original Music - 1981
65% 75% Despair Original Music - 1979
No Score Yet 100% Ticket of No Return Original Music - 1979
90% 72% The Third Generation Original Music - 1979
92% 90% The Marriage of Maria Braun Original Music - 1978
69% 86% In a Year of 13 Moons Music - 1978
44% 79% The Stationmaster's Wife Original Music - 1977
75% 79% Satan's Brew Original Music - 1976
83% 70% Chinese Roulette Original Music - 1976
100% 89% I Only Want You to Love Me Original Music - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadow of Angels Original Music - 1976
100% 88% Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven Original Music - 1976
85% 88% Fox and His Friends Original Music - 1975
No Score Yet 85% Fear of Fear Original Music - 1975
63% No Score Yet Tenderness of the Wolves Original Music - 1973
88% 62% Beware of a Holy Whore Original Music - 1971
100% 65% Whity Producer,
Original Music
- 1971
50% 50% Recruits in Ingolstadt Original Music - 1971
No Score Yet 32% Rio das Mortes Producer,
Original Music
- 1971
77% 55% The American Soldier Producer,
Original Music
- 1970
67% 32% The Niklashausen Journey Original Music - 1970
67% 58% Love Is Colder Than Death Unknown (Character),
Original Music
- 1969
100% 69% Katzelmacher Producer,
Original Music
- 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bridegroom, the Actress and the Pimp Willi / Alf in the Play (Character) - 1968