One of the most interesting films I've ever seen. Fassbinder's first feature, which has the aesthetic in the first 15 minutes of a student film, before leaving the confines of (what looks like - but I doubt is..) a studio, after which it has much more in common with the early work of the French New Wave. Which, is an important comparison, is it was the early films of Chabrol and Rohmer which influence Fassbinders debut (one minor character is called Erika Rohmer, etc). Later in the film however the influence from Godard is inescapable, with scenes which simply ooze Vivre Sa Vie, Le Mepris, and a handful of other films from his early career. Fassbinder's first, very low budget, feature film has much in common with his early shorts, but comprehensively shows the audience exactly what type of films he wants to make and as another reviews says, an interesting window into the mind of a young and very unique director.