Die Niklashauser Fart (The Niklashausen Journey) (1970)

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Director Rainer Werner Fassbinder uses a 15th century legend as an allegory to the political situation in late-'60s Germany in The Niklashausen Journey. Combining medieval and contemporary imagery, the story follows Hans Boehm (Michael König), a shepherd who believes the Virgin Mary wants him to start a proletarian revolution. Fassbinder appears as the rebellious instigator the Black Monk. Also starring Hanna Schygulla. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi
Rating:
NR (not rated)
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
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Wellspring Media Inc.

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Critic Reviews for Die Niklashauser Fart (The Niklashausen Journey)

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Amazingly simple editing and sound design -- most scenes are complete in one shot and use only one or two sound effects or just music in addition to the dialogue-- create a minimally realist and hypertheatrical vision of class conflict and potential doom.

Full Review… | November 13, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Fassbinder suggests a temporal continuum of thwarted upheaval that can only be addressed (and, thus, confronted) by way of frontal artistic attack.

Full Review… | November 13, 2007
CinePassion

Twisting a German tradition to his own ends, Fassbinder restyles Bohm's martyrdom as a provocateur's call to arms.

Full Review… | September 18, 2006
TV Guide

Strictly for medieval shepherds on the look out for stray sheep.

Full Review… | May 23, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

a film about absolutely nothing

November 22, 2002
Filmcritic.com

Audience Reviews for Die Niklashauser Fart (The Niklashausen Journey)

Fassbinder chucks religion, philosophy, idealism, and economics in to a pot and lets it cook for 90 minutes. It's crazy but it works.

Marcus Woolcott
Marcus Woolcott

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