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Bolwieser (The Stationmaster's Wife) (1977)




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This drama is set in Bavaria prior to Hitler's rise to power and chronicles the many affairs of a stationmaster's bored wife. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


Critic Reviews for Bolwieser (The Stationmaster's Wife)

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

A misanthropic fairy tale so lushly designed and photographed it seems to have been conceived in a fever dream.

January 15, 2005 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

When Rainer Werner Fassbinder is good, he is very, very good. And when he is bad, he makes Bolweiser.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

The lack of narrative rhythm in the film's present form makes it a grueling experience even for those sympathetic to Fassbinder's enervated view of the world.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Follows along the Sirkian themes of dissecting the petit bourgeois.

December 18, 2005 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film is often compared to Madame Bovary, but the overall effect is closer to that of Von Sternberg's The Devil is a Woman.

October 4, 2005 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
Slant Magazine

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