Rio das Mortes (1971) - Rotten Tomatoes

Rio das Mortes (1971)

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Aimlessness and misplaced ambition take two friends in unexpected directions in this made-for-TV drama directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Michel (Michael Konig) and Gunther (Gunther Kauffmann) are two friends who feel trapped in Germany and are trying to decide what to do with their lives; Gunther has recently gotten out of the Army and is looking for work, while Michel installs floor tiles. Michel and Gunther get hold of a map of the Rio das Mortes in Peru, and become obsessed with the idea of leaving everything behind and going to Peru in search of treasure. Hanna (Hanna Schygulla), who is engaged to marry Michel, doesn't think much of this idea and wishes her boyfriend would come to his senses, eventually threatening violence to prevent him from leaving her.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama , Television
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Critic Reviews for Rio das Mortes

All Critics (3)

This mostly forgotten entry of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's early futzing-around period feels unaccountably close to an American road-trip comedy.

Full Review… | November 13, 2007
CinePassion

This made-for-TV drama is a minor but enjoyable entry in the Rainer Werner Fassbinder oeuvre.

Full Review… | May 12, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A trifle.

December 3, 2002
Filmcritic.com

Audience Reviews for Rio das Mortes

The most boring film about hunting for treasure that I've ever seen

Marcus Woolcott
Marcus Woolcott

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