Ich will doch nur, daß ihr mich liebt (I Only Want You to Love Me) (1976)

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder directs this bleak morality tale about a young Bavarian bricklayer who longs for love. Raised in a rigid, remote household and married to an emotionally distant woman, everyone in his life seems indifferent to his suffering. His life takes a further unfortunate turn when, while blind drunk, he accidentally kills a bartender, thinking it was his father. This film was made for German television and not released abroad until 1994. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
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Critic Reviews for Ich will doch nur, daß ihr mich liebt (I Only Want You to Love Me)

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

A grim Germanic variation on a classic theme that can never bear too much repeating: Can't buy me love.

January 15, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Interesting if somewhat didactic.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

It's Fassbinder's eye for detail and psychology that drives things home.

Full Review… | June 12, 2012
Total Film

... he brings a morose naturalism to the film even as creates an atmosphere of isolation through the performances.

Full Review… | December 17, 2011
Turner Classic Movies Online

Every image slices like a shiv

Full Review… | February 13, 2010
CinePassion

A depressing but wittily observant film; in many ways it is as rich and incisive as Fassbinder's more celebrated and stylized works.

Full Review… | September 18, 2006
TV Guide

Audience Reviews for Ich will doch nur, daß ihr mich liebt (I Only Want You to Love Me)

½

This Fassbinder film made in a hurry for television is always interesting, even if its non-linear structure is a bit distracting and it also lacks that sympathy that we usually see in his films towards the good-hearted, foolish protagonist who is doomed from the beginning.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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