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Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Highest Rated: 100% Katzelmacher (1969)

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

Birthday: May 31, 1945

Birthplace: Bad Wörishofen, Germany

By far the best-known director of the New German Cinema, Fassbinder has also been called the most important filmmaker of the post-WWII generation. Exceptionally versatile and prolific, he directed over 40 films between 1969 and 1982; in addition, he wrote most of his scripts, produced and edited many of his films and wrote plays and songs, as well as acting on stage, in his own films and in the films of others. Although he worked in a variety of genres--the gangster film, comedy, science fiction, literary adaptations--most of his stories employed elements of Hollywood melodrama from the 1950s overlayed with social criticism and avant-garde techniques. Fassbinder's expressed desire was to make films that were both popular and critical successes, and he has been praised as a postmodernist filmmaker whose films satisfy audience expectations while simultaneously subverting them.

Highest rated movies

Katzelmacher
Beware of a Holy Whore
Kamikaze '89
Fox and His Friends
The Niklashausen Journey
Love Is Colder Than Death

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fassbinder Story Self - 2014
75% 73% Water Drops on Burning Rocks Writer $87.3K 2000
86% 53% Kamikaze '89 Polizeileutnant Jansen (Character) $18.7K 1983
100% 85% Lola Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1982
62% 71% Querelle Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1982
75% 86% Veronika Voss Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1982
No Score Yet 88% Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss Director - 1982
45% 74% Lili Marleen Director - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater in Trance Director,
Screenwriter
- 1981
65% 75% Despair Director,
Film Editor
- 1979
90% 72% The Third Generation Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Cinematographer
- 1979
92% 90% The Marriage of Maria Braun Director,
Writer,
Writer,
Film Editor
- 1978
69% 86% In a Year of 13 Moons Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Cinematographer,
Editor
- 1978
88% 68% Germany in Autumn Director - 1978
44% 79% The Stationmaster's Wife Director,
Writer,
Film Editor
- 1977
75% 79% Satan's Brew Director,
Writer
- 1976
83% 70% Chinese Roulette Director,
Writer
- 1976
100% 89% I Only Want You to Love Me Director,
Screenwriter
- 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadow of Angels Raoul (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1976
100% 88% Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven Director,
Writer
- 1976
85% 88% Fox and His Friends Franz Bieberkopf alias 'Fox' (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1975
No Score Yet 85% Fear of Fear Director,
Screenwriter
- 1975
86% 87% Martha Director,
Screenwriter
- 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Effi Briest Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1974
100% 91% Ali: Fear Eats the Soul Director,
Producer,
Music,
Production Design
- 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nora Helmer Director - 1974
63% No Score Yet Tenderness of the Wolves Producer,
Film Editor
- 1973
88% 85% The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant Director,
Screenwriter
- 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wildwechsel Director - 1972
88% 62% Beware of a Holy Whore Sascha, Herstellungsleiter (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 1971
94% 75% The Merchant of Four Seasons Director,
Writer
- 1971
100% 65% Whity Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1971
50% 50% Recruits in Ingolstadt Director,
Writer
- 1971
No Score Yet 32% Rio das Mortes Hannas Tanzpartner (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Film Editor
- 1971
No Score Yet 80% Baal Baal (Character) - 1970
92% 76% Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? Director,
Screenwriter
- 1970
77% 55% The American Soldier Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1970
80% 45% Gods of the Plague Director,
Writer
- 1970
67% 32% The Niklashausen Journey Black Monk (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Film Editor
- 1970
67% 58% Love Is Colder Than Death Franz (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor,
Production Design
- 1969
100% 69% Katzelmacher Jorgos (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Film Editor
- 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bridegroom, the Actress and the Pimp The pimp / Freder in the play (Character) - 1968

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Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eight Hours Don't Make a Day Director,
Writer
1972-1973