Love Is Colder Than Death

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Total Count: 9

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An independent criminal's work is admired by organized crime. He is tortured after he refuses the invitation to join the gang but later relents and becomes a member. He continues to be a pimp and a murderer in this disturbing film that appeared at the Berlin Film Festival in 1969. This feature garnered international recognition for writer/director Rainer Werner Fassbinder who would go on to become one of Germany's most prolific directors of the post-World War II era.

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Cast

Katrin Schaake
as Dame im Zug
Ingrid Caven
as Prostituierte (uncredited)
Irm Hermann
as Sonnenbrillenverkäuferin (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Love Is Colder Than Death

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Audience Reviews for Love Is Colder Than Death

  • Nov 22, 2015
    An interesting debut but ultimately a tad bland.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Jan 02, 2010
    Fassbinder's austere & stark debut, Feel the coldness & the blankness & of course beware of a jealous whore!! I actually liked this a bit better than Godard's Breathless
    Arash X Super Reviewer
  • Nov 29, 2008
    fassbinder's first feature gets off to a difficult start showing perhaps a bit too much of his roots in experimental theater. however i was soon hooked into it's existential gangster narrative, with fassbinder himself playing a tough guy in his favorite leather jacket. the bank heist at the end seems almost an afterthought. a kind of deconstruction of godard's 'bande à part'
    Stella D Super Reviewer

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