Critic Reviews for Katzelmacher
I've described the style of the film in some detail because it is so hypnotic and eventually so comic.
There's less plot than usual, but the portraiture already seems firmly in place.
Shot in just over a week and provides the writer-director with a larger collection of personalities to send careening against each other.
That's what Katzelmacher is: a punishment, via art, leveled at all the ignorant, egotistical racists Fassbinder had known.
Audience Reviews for Katzelmacher
One of the first of Fassbinder's films, a cynical story that, even if not remarkable, was already an early indication of his talent as a filmmaker - something visible in the way that he combines the naturalistic style of the Nouvelle Vague with a detached, Brechtian mode of acting.
Fassbinder is clearly much more comfortable here as he deals with xenophobia and repression.
Fassbinder's 2nd film is dull and very much an art film but his choice of minimalist style and aimless characters pre dates Jim Jarmusch and the New York underground film scene by 10 years.
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