Shadow of Angels (1976) - Rotten Tomatoes

Shadow of Angels (1976)





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The anguish and suffering of a trio of outcasts is shown in this movie, based on Schatten der Engel Rainer Werner Fassbinder's controversial stage play. A prostitute (Ingrid Craven) with a gift for eliciting confidences from her clients, her pimp (Fassbinder), and one of those clients, a Jewish real-estate speculator (Klaus Lowitsch), are caught up in an emotional hurricane which results in the deaths of the prostitute and her pimp. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi


Critic Reviews for Shadow of Angels

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Shadow of Angels is of more interest as a marginal part of the Fassbinder canon than as an example of Mr. Schmid's directorial acumen.

May 20, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

An interesting contrast to Fassbinder's own films of this period, it eschews Hollywood melodrama as a model and tries for something more operatic; it's probably one of Schmid's best features.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Daniel Schmid's elegantly directed stroll through the lower depths is indelibly stamped by the personality of his co-screenwriter, Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

September 18, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It offers viewers a contrast to the usual Hollywood melodrama.

December 20, 2005 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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