Angst Essen Seele auf (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul) Reviews

  • Oct 28, 2019

    A great look at not only racial tensions in german culture, but even social, gender, and cultural tensions that beautifully woven by Fassbinder

    A great look at not only racial tensions in german culture, but even social, gender, and cultural tensions that beautifully woven by Fassbinder

  • Sep 04, 2019

    this is one of my all time favorite movies but then again, all Fassbinder is amazing.

    this is one of my all time favorite movies but then again, all Fassbinder is amazing.

  • Jul 09, 2019

    Ali: Fear Eats the Soul is to movies what 90-Day Fiance is to TV—compelling drama you can't turn away from.

    Ali: Fear Eats the Soul is to movies what 90-Day Fiance is to TV—compelling drama you can't turn away from.

  • Mar 16, 2019

    Adept in visual storytelling but today this kind of film feels as a prototype for more deeply felt and affecting stories told today.

    Adept in visual storytelling but today this kind of film feels as a prototype for more deeply felt and affecting stories told today.

  • Dec 17, 2018

    The cinematography is perfect; simple, yet beautiful. Fassbinder's masterpiece.

    The cinematography is perfect; simple, yet beautiful. Fassbinder's masterpiece.

  • Feb 17, 2018

    1001 movies to see before you die. This film confronts race, immigration and class all based in Germany. It also captured Munich in a distinct time period. I even found the restaurant they went to is still there!

    1001 movies to see before you die. This film confronts race, immigration and class all based in Germany. It also captured Munich in a distinct time period. I even found the restaurant they went to is still there!

  • Nov 19, 2017

    A moving & ground breaking German Film directed by German Wild Child Rainer Weiner Fassbinder who worked hard & partied harder. The story of a middle aged German Woman who falls in love with a Moroccan Migrant Worker despite intense social disapproval & gossip. Beautifully made & heart achingly true, filled with performances & such an sincerity. A must see of Fassbinder's films.

    A moving & ground breaking German Film directed by German Wild Child Rainer Weiner Fassbinder who worked hard & partied harder. The story of a middle aged German Woman who falls in love with a Moroccan Migrant Worker despite intense social disapproval & gossip. Beautifully made & heart achingly true, filled with performances & such an sincerity. A must see of Fassbinder's films.

  • Sep 30, 2017

    more relevant today (2017) than ever. masterful.

    more relevant today (2017) than ever. masterful.

  • Jul 30, 2017

    Strange performances can't take away from such a genuine romance, that both examines age, race and loneliness delicately and with conviction; it feels real and extremely thoughtful.

    Strange performances can't take away from such a genuine romance, that both examines age, race and loneliness delicately and with conviction; it feels real and extremely thoughtful.

  • Jul 29, 2017

    There is no doubt that the movie is odd and has a unique style which makes it such an interesting movie. Fassbinder can create the isolation and desperation in every scene with intensely crafted shots or detailed performances by the two actors. What shows true genius are the long pauses of silence after an emotional and intense scene creating that isolation they have, want, and hate. Not only is the Fassbinder technique beautiful the subject matter is extremely important and often looked over in cinema. It's heart breaking to watch this love being held up by society's presence and the conflict it creates in their relationship. The best part is how the script makes it them against the world, but then explores the two fascinating characters and how this relationship has everything against it even the people who vitally need it.

    There is no doubt that the movie is odd and has a unique style which makes it such an interesting movie. Fassbinder can create the isolation and desperation in every scene with intensely crafted shots or detailed performances by the two actors. What shows true genius are the long pauses of silence after an emotional and intense scene creating that isolation they have, want, and hate. Not only is the Fassbinder technique beautiful the subject matter is extremely important and often looked over in cinema. It's heart breaking to watch this love being held up by society's presence and the conflict it creates in their relationship. The best part is how the script makes it them against the world, but then explores the two fascinating characters and how this relationship has everything against it even the people who vitally need it.